Plato Karafelis, principal of Henry A. Wolcott Elementary School in West Hartford, is the author and founder of the Higher Order Thinking (HOT) School organization, which assists schools in effectively integrating the arts, academics, and democracy into their school culture. With 24 schools now formally engaged in school culture reform through the growing HOT schools program, the award-winning Wolcott Elementary School has become a model of team leadership. In 2001, the school was recognized by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a National Distinguished School of the Arts. Dr. Karafelis is a member of the Advisory Board of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.
1973 Boston University, B.A.