Specialized Director

Enid Rey, Esq.

Executive Director, School Choice Office

Hartford Public Schools
960 Main Street 8th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103


Enid Rey has twenty years of innovative leadership and achievement in the philanthropic, legal, government and non-profit sectors. She is currently responsible for the strategic vision and extensive operations of the School Choice Office of Hartford Public Schools. She leads key efforts to inform and engage families and works with the State Department of Education, legislators, parents, and school principals to implement the funding and compliance goals as outlined in the landmark Sheff vs. O’Neil desegregation agreement in Connecticut.

Enid manages the daily operations of her office to ensure over $64 million dollars in magnet school funding is received by the district; implements the lottery process for magnet and district schools; develops the marketing and communication campaign to recruit and retain families; implements technical assistance and professional development opportunities for schools and parents; and based on application data, provides strategic vision for the development of new schools with a focus on increasing quality, integrated educational options for families in the Hartford Region.

She is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of family support, positive youth development, and school integration efforts. Rey is certified by Mark Friedman in the Results Based Accountability Framework for program performance evaluation. She is also a graduate of the Annie E. Casey Children, Youth and Families Fellowship Class of 2010, an executive leadership program.

Enid Rey has extensive public speaking and media-relations experience and was featured in the following national interviews about magnet schools in 2015:This American Life episode, “The Problem We All Live With Part 2 and CNN with Poppy Harlow. In addition, she recently testified before the U.S. Congress about her school district’s effective efforts to promote school integration through magnet schools.

Serving as a Specialized Director, Enid strongly believes magnet schools are an important strategy to close the achievement gap by providing quality opportunities for children that promote racial and socio-economic integration. As a native Spanish speaker, she is especially proud to bring a varied perspective on the issues, challenges and opportunities in magnet schools for non-native language speakers.

Enid is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Latin American Literature from Mount Holyoke College. 

Personally, she is the proud mother of five children, including an adopted daughter that she and her husband helped escape from political turmoil in Guatemala. In her free time, Enid’s favorite activity is boating on the beautiful Connecticut River with her family and friends.