Principal's Welcome

Dear O’Brien Community:

Welcome to our updated website! East Hartford Public Schools’ vision is that our Schools will be the Pride of the Community, and the Mission is to deliver a high-quality learning experience for EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY. The staff members of O’Brien STEM Academy are committed to ensuring the success of each of our students academically, socially and emotionally.

At O’Brien STEM Academy we seek to engage students in high level thinking and problem solving as they explore and ask questions about their world and gather and reflect on information using an inquiry-based process. Technology is integrated into all subjects to increase student engagement and learning. Students are provided with enhanced learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom and in our after-school program, which supports the STEM theme. We make multiple connections to opportunities in the middle and high school, and students are introduced to and explore STEM career options across all grade levels.

It is our goal to promote a positive school climate, in which restorative practices are embedded and students learn and grow socially and emotionally as well as academically. We know how important it is to welcome families as partners in creating a collaborative, positive school environment to support our community’s success. We welcome our students’ families to participate in school events and activities throughout the year, become involved in our Parent Teacher Organization and School Governance Council, and volunteer with their child’s classroom. Our Family Liaison, Mrs. Vanessa Villafuerte, is here to help families make connections with staff and community resources. Please do not hesitate to contact her at 860-622-5777 if you have a question, a suggestion or need assistance.

We hope that you will find the information in our website helpful. If you have any questions about our school, please contact us at 860-622-5760.  If you would like to meet with me about anything, please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child’s success.

Talisha Foy