Turnaround Office Vision: Our vision is that underperforming districts and schools achieve equity and excellence for all students. Mission: The Turnaround Office believes that if you provide support and technical assistance aligned to the CSDE Turnaround Framework, then districts and schools will create systems to improve student outcomes.

Turnaround Office wheel graphic showing four areas of focus: operations, talent, culture and climate, and academics  
Talent: Systems and strategies to recruit, hire, develop, evaluate, and retain excellent school leaders, teachers, and support staff.
Academics: Rigorous, aligned, and engaging academic program that allows all students to achieve at high levels, including aligned curricula, instruction, and assessments.
Culture and Climate: Positive learning environment that supports high-quality teaching and learning, and engages families and the community as partners in the educational process. 
Operations: Systems and processes that promote organizational efficiency and effectiveness, including through the use of time and financial resources.


Irene Parisi
Chief Academic Officer
Telephone:  860-713-6852
Email:  irene.parisi@ct.gov