Kristen Ann Record, the 2011 Connecticut Teacher of the Year, has taught physics at Bunnell High School in Stratford since 2000. She was appointed to the 2012 Legislative Task Force for Secondary School Reform and serves on the Connecticut State Department of Education’s NGSS District Advisory Committee. Nationally, Kristen has engaged in STEM policy work with MIT and George Washington University; has presented numerous workshops for the NSTA, AAPT, and BP’s A+ for Energy Education Program; and is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy Academies Creating Teacher Scientists Fellowship. Kristen is the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest honor for pre-college math and science teachers, and the 2015 NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. She is also a 2015 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow and the recipient of a 100Kin10 Fellowship. A resident of Bridgeport, Kristen has a B.S. in Physics from Fairfield University, an Ed.M. in Teaching and Learning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Science Instruction from Southern Connecticut State University.