We are pleased to announce that the selection process for the 2021 Connecticut Teacher of the Year is beginning soon.

Applications for district-selected Teachers of the Year will be available May 1st and due August 2nd. The recognition event at the Bushnell Auditorium is scheduled for November 10th, 2020. Details for gaining access to the application was recently sent in a memo to superintendents.

We look forward to celebrating & supporting another group of amazing teachers!

Click here to learn about Virtual Program Offerings at the Mystic Seaport Museum!

UPDATE: This year’s Empowered to Lead Symposium, which was scheduled to be held on April 30th, has been cancelled. All paying attendees will be reimbursed, and all schools/organizations that have sent invoices have been notified.

It is our hope that we are able to offer this professional development opportunity next year, and we will have more information regarding this possibility in the coming months. If we are able to hold an event in 2021, all 2020 District Teachers of the Year will be invited to attend as guests of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council.

We extend our sincerest best wishes to you and your significant others during these unprecedented times, and we appreciate all that you do for your students, colleagues, school communities, and the profession as a whole.


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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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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