Leslie-Torres-RodriguezLeslie Torres-Rodriguez serves as superintendent of Hartford Public Schools (HPS), a position she has held since 2017. In this role, she oversees the state’s capital district of 18,000 students; 39 neighborhood, magnet, and community schools; and 3,600 employees. She has developed and implemented the HPS Strategic Operation Plan and manages an annual budget of $480 million. Prior to her current position, she accumulated more than two decades of education experience working in HPS and other institutions, including serving as principal of the CREC Public Safety Academy and of Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College.

Torres-Rodriguez earned a B.S. and M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University.

Torres-Rodriguez and her family live in Hartford.