Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy Honors Goodwin’s Bill Magnotta

Bill Magnotta, Director of the Goodwin College Center for Magnet and School Choice Leadership, was honored recently for his efforts in helping an East Hartford school grow from inception into an award-winning institution.

Goodwin's Bill Magnotta, left, is honored by CIBA Principal Art Arpin.

Goodwin’s Bill Magnotta, left, is honored by CIBA Principal Art Arpin.

Magnotta, previously the Program Manager of Interdistrict Magnet Schools for the State Department of Education, was recognized at the Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy commencement ceremony held on June 21. Principal Art Arpin presented Magnotta with the Friend of CIBA Award, given in honor of service to the school.

In his former role with the state, Magnotta was involved in helping the East Hartford Board of Education develop the CIBA program. From conception to construction to curriculum, Magnotta was instrumental in helping the school in every facet.

Located adjacent to East Hartford High School, CIBA has become nationally recognized and the Washington Post recently named it the best public high school in the state. As an IB school, the curriculum matches that of similar institutions throughout the world.

Now, Magnotta is a key component of the Goodwin College Magnet School system.  Goodwin, the home of the Connecticut River Academy, will soon open the Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School, enrolling children in prekindergarten and kindergarten programs.

In 2014, Goodwin will also open the new home of the Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, a magnet high school currently operating out of Windsor.


Posted on July 1, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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