Join us for the 2018 Empowered to Lead Symposium!
April 26th, 2018 | Mohegan Sun Convention Center
Featured Keynote Speaker: Marc Brackett
Thank you for a great night celebrating Connecticut’s Teachers of the Year!
Congratulations, Erin Berthold, for being named the 2018 Connecticut Teacher of the Year!
Erin Berthold is a first grade teacher at Cook Hill School in Wallingford. Read more about Erin here.
The Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council is the proud recipient of a “Sammie” from the Mark Twain House and Museum as its Education Partner of the Year!
(from L-R): James Golden, Director of Education at the Mark Twain House and Museum, Blaise Messinger, 2013 Connecticut Teacher of the Year, and David Bosso, 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year and President of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council
Congratulations to Lauren Danner, 2017 Connecticut Teacher of the Year!
Read the press release about Lauren and her selection here.
Watch scenes from the press conference from Fox 61 here.
A Celebration of Excellence!
2016 CT Teacher of the Year Finalists recognized at Celebration of Excellence (from L-R: Shaun Mitchell, Bridgeport Public Schools; David Bosso, CT Teacher of the Year Council President; Jahana Hayes, Waterbury Public Schools and 2016 National Teacher of the Year; Dianna R. Wenztell, Commissioner of Education; Allan Taylor, Chairman, State Board of Education; Dylan Connor, Stratford Public Schools; Chris Todd, Windsor Public Schools, CSDE Teacher Leader in Residence
CSDE Talent Office, Bureau of Educator Effectiveness at Celebration of Excellence (From L-R: Sharon Fuller, Education Consultant; Kim Wachtelhausen, Teacher of the Year Coordinator; Claudine Primack, Education Consultant; Chris Todd, Teacher Leader in Residence (2014-2016); Gady Weiner, Data Manager, Shannon Marimón, Division Director; Sarah Barzee, Chief Talent Officer
Congratulations, Jahana Hayes, for being named the 2016 National Teacher of the Year!
Click on the image above to watch the announcement on CBS This Morning
Click here to read the press release from the Connecticut State Department of Education
Jahana is the fourth Connecticut Teacher of the Year to be named National Teacher of the Year!
Jahana Hayes, 2016 Connecticut Teacher of the Year, named national finalist!
Hayes joins a distinguished list of Connecticut teachers who have been recognized as national finalists, including Anthony J. Mullen (2009), Marian Galbraith (2002), Fie K. Budzinsky (1996), LeRoy Hay (1983), Shirley J. Gillis (1981), Harold Frazier (1964), and Dorothy Hamilton (1953). Mullen, Hay, and Hamilton were named National Teachers of the Year.