Harry Hughes, former principal of Tubman Elementary School, is one of the four new instructional superintendents. Mr. Hughes is the Instructional Superintendent for Cluster I. He has served DCPS for 14 years, starting as a fourth grade teacher at Davis Elementary School in 1999. In 2001, he moved to Whittier Elementary School, where he taught fourth and fifth grade for five years. In 2006, Mr. Hughes joined Tubman Elementary School as an assistant principal, becoming principal shortly thereafter. Under his leadership, Tubman has seen steady and significant gains in both math and reading each year for the past five years. Mr. Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia and master’s degree in educational administration from Trinity University. He is also part of the inaugural cohort of DCPS principals participating in the executive master’s in leadership program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Cluster I includes Cooke ES, Dorothy Height ES, Garfield ES, Hendley ES, Ludlow-Taylor ES, ML King ES, Murch ES, Plummer ES, Randle Highlands ES, Shepherd ES, Thomas ES, Thompson ES, and Turner ES.