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Principal Getting Off Her ‘Seat’ to Buy ‘Seats’

Tara Bellefleur will run the NU Half Marathon to raise funds to purchase new desks and chairs for St. TImothy Middle School students. Submitted photo.

Tara Bellefleur, principal of St. Timothy Middle School, will run the upcoming NU Half Marathon as a fundraiser for the school.

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Tara Bellefleur will run the NU Half Marathon to raise funds to purchase new desks and chairs for St. TImothy Middle School students. Submitted photo.

Tara Bellefleur will run the NU Half Marathon to raise funds to purchase new desks and chairs for St. Timothy Middle School students. Submitted photo.

At St. Timothy Middle School in West Hartford, Principal Tara Bellefleur is putting her all into her job, literally.

She will be running in the NU Hartford Half Marathon with the goal of raising money to purchase new desks and chairs for her entire school. The cost is estimated at approximately $18,000 for the new desks and with an extremely generous matching pledge made by the Martin Foundation, the school hopes to reach its goal.

The students, faculty and parents are all rooting for Mrs. Bellefleur and many will be out at the marathon in school colors and logos to cheer her to the finish line!

This is the first half marathon for Mrs. Bellefleur in several years and at age 60 she is a true inspiration to her school and community!

Principal Bellefleur spoke to NBC Connecticut on Sept. 25. To watch a video of that news story, click here.

To donate to her run, please go to www.stmswh.org.

St. Timothy Middle School is a co-ed Catholic Middle School for grades 6, 7 and 8 in West Hartford. The school’s mission is to educate the whole adolescent, body, mind and spirit. You can learn more about STMS by visiting their website at: www.stmswh.org or contacting Tara Bellefleur at 860.236.0614 or [email protected] .

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