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Superintendent's Office

Jody Ian Goeler
Superintendent of Schools

60 Putnam Avenue
Hamden, CT  06517
(203) 407-2090
Email Mr. Goeler

Wendy Ocone
Executive Assistant

(203) 407-2202 (phone)
(203) 407-2091 (fax)

Superintendent's Blog

Our Superintendent has a lot to say about matters that impact students. Find out what's on his mind by reading Mr. Goeler's Blog!

Read Archived Messages from the Superintendent

Welcome to Hamden Public Schools!

As your Superintendent, my goal is to ensure all students receive quality educational experiences throughout their time in school, and it is my hope that these experiences will help them to be happy and successful in the future. We have a skillful and caring group of faculty, administrators and other staff in Hamden, all committed to providing the best for our students and their families.

Recently, I had the opportunity to present to the Board of Education our Goals and Evaluation Report. In this document, one will find various ways by which we measure our students’ progress and the goals we’ve established to ensure our continued growth as a district. This year our goals are as follows:

  • Make available quality early childhood learning experiences for all of Hamden’s young children;
  • Implement curriculum and teaching practices to encourage the development of students’ critical thinking skills;
  • Identify students with academic, attendance and social-emotional challenges, and provide targeted supports to increase their success;
  • Strengthen parent and community engagement in meaningful ways to improve student achievement;
  • Create ongoing learning and career development opportunities to develop leadership capacity for all Hamden Public Schools staff.

On occasion, I will be adding to my blog my personal thoughts on educational trends and issues. You will be able to follow my blog from this webpage. Please follow me on Twitter at SuperHamden (however people can access me on twitter) to keep up with my news and events around Hamden Public Schools – from school performances to snow days.

I look forward to our continued work together in making Hamden Public Schools an outstanding school district by any measure.


Jody Ian Goeler

Do you have an idea for how we can make Hamden Public Schools even better? Maybe you've thought about ways to improve parent involvement, after school programs, or other aspects of our school system.

Our superintendent, Jody Goeler, would love to hear your thoughts - so he's created "Thursday Office Hours."  Every Thursday, from 7:30-8:00 AM, Mr. Goeler will open his office to anyone who would like to come in and chat, share an idea, or even ask questions about our district in an effort to better understand our programs and initiatives.  (Please note that this is not a time to resolve issues or ask questions related to your child - please contact your child's teacher or principal with any student or school-related issues.)  The purpose of Thursday Office Hours is to provide you a brief opportunity to share your thoughts and for us to gain insights from our parents and community.

There is no need for an appointment - just drop by!  

(In the event that Mr. Goeler is unable to be in the office on a particular Thursday, notice will be posted HERE on our Website.)

If you have a concern and would prefer to put it in writing, please feel free to complete a Complaint Form and return it to the superintendent's office at 60 Putnam Avenue.

It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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