We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in our state and beyond.

As of this time, the 2020 Empowered to Lead Symposium will take place as scheduled on April 30th, 2020.


We appreciate the concerns that many people and organizations have, and we continue to stay in communication with our contacts at the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. As we move closer to the date of our Symposium, we will adhere to the most current guidelines suggested by the state of Connecticut and CSDE.


Please be assured that, should the need arise to cancel the event, we will offer full registration reimbursement to all paying attendees. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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Congratulations to Meghan Hatch-Geary, 2020 Connecticut Teacher of the Year!

Read the official press release and articles from the Hartford Courant, CEA, and Citizen’s News

Congratulations to James Bairaktaris, Connecticut’s 2020 Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year!
(pictured with Commissioner of Education, Miguel Cardona; and Christopher Poulos, 2007 Connecticut Teacher of the Year)

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And thank you to our exceptional sponsors!




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Connecticut Council for Education Reform | Connecticut Educators Computer Association | Connecticut Students for a Dream |  EF Education First | University of Saint Joseph

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Congratulations to Sheena Graham,

2019 Connecticut Teacher of the Year!

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Meghan Hatch-Geary, 2020 Connecticut Teacher of the Year


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