Kristofer Comeforo is the principal at Stuart-Hobson Middle School, a public, Title I school in Washington, DC. During his tenure, Stuart-Hobson has undergone impressive improvement, not only academically, but also in terms of student and staff culture. By reinvigorating his staff, amplifying student voice and connecting with aligned community partners, he has ensured that Stuart-Hobson is a place where people love to be.
As the son of two public school educators, he never planned to go into the 'family business.' Instead, he earned a degree in biochemistry from Boston College, planning to work in the biotech industry. However, after volunteering at a school, he was reminded of how much fun it can be to work with kids. Ten years later, after teaching, coaching football, founding a robotics team and serving as a school leader, he is committed to reshaping how schools can best serve children.
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