Patrick Proctor, a recently-retired career educator, is an Education Consultant for the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) working with high-need school districts in the Education Commissioner’s new initiative for Accountability and School Improvement.
For the past 17 years, Dr. Proctor has served as School Superintendent in the Windham Public Schools in northeastern Connecticut, and in the Wethersfield Public Schools, one of Hartford’s first-ring school districts. Prior to this work, Dr. Proctor served as Assistant Superintendent in Windham; Director of the State Title I Program and Coordinator of the School Effectiveness Program at CSDE; Coordinator and Instructor for the Center for Urban Education-Teacher Education Program at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst); and English Teacher and Department Chair at Anacostia High School in Washington D.C.
Over his 41-year career in education, Dr. Proctor’s primary focus has been on leading schools and districts toward creation of the organizational and teaching/learning conditions necessary to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children and families, particularly those most deeply impacted by poverty and racial/cultural isolation.
In addition to his service as on the Center for Medicare Advocacy Board, Dr. Proctor has been an active volunteer in a variety of professional and community organizations, including the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (President); Connecticut Association of Urban Superintendents (Chairperson); Northeast Superintendents’ Leadership Council (Co-Chair); Regional Educational Lab at Brown University (Board Member); and The Connecticut Children’s Law Center (Board Member).