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.
Yizhi Wang is in her fifth year teaching Mandarin Chinese at Ansonia High School, and she’d only been in her position – the first teaching assignment of her career – for three years when the global pandemic struck.Read More
Most teachers can point to an “aha” moment early in their lives when a special experience or person inspired them to teach. George Schott was already 65 and had been a corporate marketer for more than 40 years when the revelation struck. As Schott recalled, he was reading to third graders at Westover Elementary School in Stamford during a United Way Day of Action, “when I realized I didn’t want to leave. I realized this is what I want to do next. So, I just started to follow my heart.”Read More