Celebrating and Spotlighting Teachers in Connecticut
Dedicated to amplifying the voices of Connecticut's inspiring teachers who work tirelessly to support their students, Teachers of Connecticut is an online platform created by Barbara Dalio, Founder and Director of Dalio Education, for teachers to tell their own stories in their own words.
Tracey-Ann LafayetteEast Hartford Public Schools
"I felt like an important part of the classroom and school community when I came to Robert J. O’Brien STEM Academy, while also getting to learn about becoming a good teacher. And I really wanted to be in a school where the kids look like me."Read Her Story
Bill Zisk admits that he’s an old school teacher. He treats his students at Vinal Technical High School in Middletown, where he also serves as the head of the school’s electrical department, like the adults he expects them to be when they go to job sites.Read More
Yanitza “Yani” Mala knows what it’s like to come from a home with limited financial resources and to arrive at the door of an elementary school with no English language skills. She arrived from Puerto Rico under those very conditions when she came to Connecticut as a nine-year-old.Read More