Glen Worthy grew up in the Newhallville section of New Haven and graduated from Wilbur Cross High School. Presently, he is the Principal of James Hillhouse High School. A strong advocate for at-risked students, Worthy ensures that all students of color receive a high quality education. In June of 2010, as a Principal at Hill Central, he received the chance to launch a “turnaround” effort financed by a Federal School Improvement Grant aimed at overhauling low-performing schools. Worthy took advantage of attrition to replace half of his staff and rebuilt the school using a “distributive leadership” model, where teachers were empowered to take responsibility in running the school. As a result, he was nominated by the State Department of Education to be an America Achieves Fellow. As part of the America Achieves Fellowship Program, Worthy participated in the NBC News Education Nation Summit – a national conference held in New York City – to discuss the state of education in America.
The following examples represent Glen Worthy’s commitment to excellence in education:
Guest lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University on Creating a Culture of Achievement Through Collaboration & Professional Development - June 5, 2013;
Guest lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University on School Budget - March, 2013;
Presenter at the Connecticut Association of Supervision & Curriculum on Change, Collaboration, & Coherence for Sustained Reform: Creating an environment for high levels of student achievement - June, 2012 and;
Recognized by the Title I Committee as Principal of the Year - 2009 and 2011.
Glen Worthy received his Bachelor of Science in Health Education from Western Connecticut State University, Master of Science in School Counseling and a Sixth-Year Degree in School Administration. He is a doctoral candidate at Walden University. In addition, Worthy serves on various committees in the New Haven area, such as the Baselius of Chi Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; District Keeper of Records & Seal for the 1st District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; and on the Farnam Neighborhood House Board of Directors.
Jacqueline Glover was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut (Newhallville). She is the daughter of Arthur and Theodora (Teddi) Glover, and the mother of three sons, Jason Miller, David Miller, and Devon Fraiser. As a single parent, Jacqueline was very involved in her sons’ school community, attended PTA meetings and assisted in school fundraisers. She received several parenting awards attesting to her parental commitment.
Jacqueline was very involved in her church, St. Andrews on Shelton Ave in Newhallville, and is currently a member of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Woman’s Club Inc. She retired from Oakhill School after 30 years of service and worked in a group home for adults with special needs; a job Jacqueline truly loved and enjoyed.
Jacqueline now volunteers for different events in the community to stay connected. She is trying to give back as much as she can, because she was given a second chance at life. On December 25, 2015, Jacqueline received a lung transplant. Now that she’s no longer sick, she is able to give back in a way that she was taught by her mother, Teddi Glover. Even though Jacqueline now resides in Hamden, she continues to support the Newhallville community anyway she can. Newhallville is a community Jacqueline loves and will always be home.