Syeita Rhey-Fisher, Vice-President, Special Projects

  • Hartford native and resident
  • 14 years of teaching experience in Hartford district (11 in Hartford Public Schools)
  • A lead organizer of My Classroom to My Colleague (MC2)
  • Union Building Rep, 2 years
  • Union School Committee, 5 years (2 different schools)
  • School governance council (SGC) member
  • Union Delegate to HFT
  • William Caspar Graustein Grant Recipient, 2017
  • Apple for the Teacher Award, 2017

Syeita Rhey-Fisher (Sy) is a Hartford native and active community leader. She is currently a K-8 Literacy Instructional Coach. Before becoming a coach, she taught grades 2-4 for fourteen years, advocating for educational equity through several avenues beyond her classroom. She believes in strategic partnerships and organizes efforts to build up the community around Hartford schools to improve learners’ educational outcomes. This includes launching initiatives, serving on boards, and writing op-eds, grants, and co-authoring policy papers. She facilitates workshops, committees, and summits via in-person and online platforms around anti-racism and diversity in education. Sy earned her B.A. from Trinity College in Studio Arts, holds a M.S. in Teacher Leadership from Quinnipiac University and a 6th-Year degree in Advanced Administration and Supervision from Sacred Heart University. She currently resides in Hartford with her 3 children who attend Hartford Public Schools, and enjoys working on creative writing, and art/graphic arts in her spare time.