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Superintendent's Corner

Cynthia Ritchie

Cynthia Ritchie


Welcome to New London Public Schools. It is an honor to serve our students and families! We are proud to promote our district’s new vision, United In Excellence, and its mission: To educate and graduate students who specialize in one of three themed magnet path-ways: International Education, STEM, and Visual and Performing Arts, who are well versed in the academic knowledge and practical experiences necessary to succeed beyond high school; who are critical thinkers and innovators; who are courageous and self-reliant; and who challenge the status quo while enriching their community, country and global society. We are excited to watch each and every student rise to the high expectations we set forth for them. The foundation is set for students to meet success and shine!

At the start of this school year we began implementing our new District Improvement Plan entitled, NLPS 2021.  NLPS 2021 grounds each of us in four main pillars, which all center around the well-rounded  success of our students. This plan was developed with input from members of the school community, is grounded in research and helps us acknowledge and celebrate the successes of the past, areas in need of improvement and next steps for moving forward.

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Our district utilizes multiple communication pathways to share information with, and to receive information from, all constituents throughout the year.  We work to communicate visually, orally and in person as we value the relationships we foster with our parents/caregivers, partners, and members of the community at large.   Our tri-annual district newsletter, Our Schools At A Glance, our new educational District Podcasts, our PTO/School Governance Council meetings at schools, our newly redesigned Website, and monthly Coffee and Dinner Hours with me and other administrators are just a few examples of how we work to keep all members of our school community informed regularly.  

Please continue to visit our website regularly for school and district updates and to keep abreast of most current district news.  Please do not hesitate to reach out should you need assistance.  We are here to assist all students and families whatever the need.

New London Public Schools is excited to welcome all students and families to our school community.  Our continued transformation to becoming an all-magnet school district in the state of Connecticut is innovative and aligned to 21st century skills for all students.  We find great strength in welcoming our-of-district students to our schools and in the partnerships of over 40+ CT communities of students we serve. 

Students never cease to amazing me.  Their passions, talents and excitement for learning come alive as they are placed in classes that match their learning styles and interests.  We thank you for supporting all aspects of our district in our journey to transformation.  At New London Public Schools we are working daily to strive for our district’s vision to be UNITED IN EXCELLENCE!



 Cynthia Ritchie

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