About Our Principal

  • Carol Pladino Welcome to C.B. Jennings International Elementary Magnet School!

    I am proud to be the Principal at C.B. Jennings International Elementary Magnet School.  It is a special place filled with amazing students and teachers.  We all work extremely hard every day to achieve our mission: We educate and empower each student and each other to make a positive impact on our world. 

    C.B. Jennings International Elementary Magnet School is currently an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP).   This approach to learning allows our students to explore and make connections with the world and focuses on making education a journey that teachers and students embark on together.  The IB PYP programme focuses on depth of knowledge, critical thinking/problem-solving skills, and international mindedness.  We know that International Baccalaureate offers tremendous advantages for students, helping them to become “citizens of the world.”  Foreign Language is a necessary component of a PYP programme.  Our language of instruction is English in our World Language classrooms and both English and Spanish in our Dual Language Immersion classrooms.  Every child enrolled at C.B. Jennings receives Spanish instruction as a Second language, or support in their mother tongue, with a goal of creating Bilingual speakers at the end of the student’s years at Jennings.  We are excited about becoming an IB PYP school and the impact it will have on our students in New London!

    As the principal of C.B. Jennings, I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students.  One of the many strengths of our school is its connection with the community.  We partner with many organizations within the New London area to foster learning with our students and a link to our neighbors.  If you are interested in helping out, please let us know!  I would love to have you!  Thank you in advance for your support and commitment.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 860 – 447-6050, or at paldinoc@newlondon.org. 


    Carol Paldino

    Principal of C.B. Jennings International Elementary Magnet School