Connecticut


Welcome to the official website of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council, an organization committed to the preservation and enhancement of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program. The Council works with the Connecticut State Department of Education and other corporate and organizational partners to celebrate teaching excellence through the recognition of educators who have inspired a love for learning in their students, and who have distinguished themselves in the profession.  Our leadership team is comprised of past and present Connecticut Teachers of the Year as well as individuals who represent prominent organizations within the educational community. We hope you will join us in our mission of honoring and engaging Connecticut teachers, as we work to elevate the teaching profession in our state.

Christopher Poulos
President, Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council
2007 Connecticut Teacher of the Year

Cara Quinn

Cara Quinn has been an educator in Connecticut for the last eleven years. She began her career in the small town of Bolton, Connecticut as a 4th grade teacher. A desire to help children in need led her to become a teacher in East Hartford, Connecticut where she has taught for the last nine years. Cara currently teaches 6th grade at Sunset Ridge School in East Hartford. Cara is deeply committed to bringing equity to education and is dedicated to closing the achievement gap.

Cara strives to develop each student’s ability to think critically and creatively so that they may make a unique, positive contribution to enrich the world. No matter what grade she has taught, this has always been her greatest ambition as an educator.

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