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Principal's Corner

Carlos Leal
Carlos X. Leal

Welcome to Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School,

Thank you for your interest in our school community.  It is our hope that this website provides you the important information you are seeking.  We are a regional public school and aspire to serve as Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere K-5 arts magnet school: a diverse community of creative and confident scholars dedicated to artistic and academic achievement.

I am truly honored and humbled to be appointed to the position of Principal and look forward to working with staff and community members to positively impact every student. The prospect of leading a school committed to creative ways of enhancing the learning process is an exciting one. I hope to share my experiences and learn from those currently working at the campus, as we inspire one another to explore creative teaching styles and increase student achievement together.

While I am not originally from southeastern Connecticut, I got here as quickly as I could.  I purchased a home not too far from the school because I believe the role of Principal is more than just manager of a building; the position is a critical member of the community.  I enjoy seeing families and students at the grocery store, out at breakfast or while taking a stroll on the Thames River.

NHAMS is a special place for so many of us.  We believe it is our mission to be a kind and caring community where students, families, staff, and community members feel welcomed, safe, and valued. Through collaborative relationships, NHAMS builds a positive and diverse school climate. We foster an expressive and creative environment, which empowers students’ learning and growth, where students and staff are motivated, engaged, and self-directed learners.  Within our school, we serve as role models, recognizing our contributions and responsibilities to our community at large.

We acknowledge that as a public school we are here to serve the greater community.  If I, or any other staff member, can be of service, please do not hesitate to ask.  Thank you for your time.

In Service,

Carlos X. Leal – Principal

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