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 for teachers to tell their own stories in their own words. The idea for the platform came from teachers themselves, originating through a series of conversations convened by Barbara Dalio, the Founder and Director of Dalio Education.
Jackie Thurston is the kind of teacher who is often up for a challenge and change making. And it’s that spirit that led the special education teacher to make a big switch during a global pandemic. After fifteen years of teaching special education at the elementary level, she opted to teach at North Branford High School this past year.Read More
It was May 2021, technically still springtime, but in a year when nothing was as it was supposed to be, the temperature was a sweltering 95 degrees. Reba Stanley, a second grade teacher at Achievement First’s Hartford Elementary Academy, was walking “my kiddos,” as she calls her students, to art class, when she noticed one girl in a tank top hanging back. “Miss Stanley,” she asked, “Do I look okay?”Read More