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Welcome Principal Comeforo to the Cluster!

WelcomeLetter

Dear Stuart-Hobson Middle School Students, Staff, Families and the Capitol Hill Cluster Community,

Congratulations on completing the school year and thank you for welcoming me into your community!  I am ecstatic and honored at the opportunity to serve as the principal of Stuart-Hobson Middle School.  Since arriving to DCPS in 2009, I have envied the prowess of Stuart-Hobson with its rich reputation, dedication to extra-curricular offerings and engaged community.  I look forward to working with you all to ensure that Stuart-Hobson Middle School is recognized as the premier middle school in our city!

Over the past eight school years, I have had the opportunity to serve at Anacostia High School as a teacher, academic dean and assistant principal, before arriving at Cardozo Education Campus as an assistant principal.  As the leader of the 9th Grade Academies at these schools, I realized that my passion is to ensure our middle schools provide students with the rigorous academic and social emotional skills to transition successfully to the high school.  I am eager to work with the entire Capitol Hill Cluster community to make SHMS a middle school of choice for all students and a leader in preparing middle schoolers for leading high schools.

Personally, I am a proud resident of the District of Columbia, where I reside with my wife and dog.  While I was born and raised in New Jersey, I came to DC by way of Boston College, where I received my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, before receiving my master’s in teaching from American University.  I enjoy running, golf and playing the drums (I look forward to the chance to perform with the illustrious SHMS band)!

On June 26th, I plan to hit the ground running, and would love to meet with as many of you as possible throughout the summer.  Please consider coming to one of the following meet and greet sessions, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your hopes and dreams for Stuart-Hobson Middle School.  From here, I will be able to work with you to fulfill our mutual desire to make Stuart-Hobson Middle School the pride of Capitol Hill!
Meet and Greet Events:

*   Staff Open House

  • Tuesday, 6/20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: Stuart-Hobson Middle School 

*   Family and Community Open House

  • Wednesday, 6/21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: Stuart-Hobson Middle School 

*    Be on the lookout for dates and times for the following events throughout the summer:

  • Student-Admin team building
  • Bi-weekly open house events
  • Meet and greet events in the community
  • Staff one-on-one meetings

If unable to attend in person, I can be reached through email at kristofer.comeforo@dc.gov, and of course, I will maintain an open door policy at school.

I welcome and value your feedback in support of the work that we will do at Stuart-Hobson.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

Sincerely,

Kristofer Comeforo

Principal, Stuart-Hobson Middle School