Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker’s Statement on Her Confirmation by the Connecticut General Assembly
(HARTFORD, CT) – Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker released the following statement in response to the Connecticut General Assembly’s vote to confirm her nomination to serve as Commissioner of Education:
“After many years in the Connecticut State Department of Education, it is an honor to continue to serve Connecticut’s beautifully diverse student body, school staff and families. From my start as an Education Consultant, I have served the Department as a Bureau Chief, Associate Commissioner, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Commissioner, and now Commissioner.
Throughout each role, I have recognized that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that all students have the same chance at success in life, college, and career. As we recover from the pandemic and its resulting impact on education, I am deeply committed to addressing the behavioral health needs of our students, having over two decades of experience in successfully leveraging the interconnectedness of social, emotional, physical, and mental health of children and their families as foundations for positive school and life outcomes.
Moving forward, the Department will continue to collaborate with sister agencies, stakeholders, school staff, students, and families to engage every possible tool available to ensure the success of each and every student.
Thank you to Governor Lamont, the State Board of Education, and the Connecticut General Assembly for instilling their trust in me. I am privileged to serve in this role.”
Connecticut State Department of Education
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