One of three finalists will be named the city's 2009 Teacher of the Year for public schools tonight.
The three under consideration are: Tamika Knight, a fourth-grade teacher at Henry C. Dwight Elementary School; Susannah McGlamery, a school counselor at Classical Magnet School; and Vivian Rivera-Jeffrey, a K-2 special education teacher at Burns Latino Studies Academy.
The selection committee included curriculum directors from the city's public schools, two former Teacher of the Year winners and representatives from the Hartford Federation of Teachers. Twenty-two schools submitted one nominee each.
The ceremony will be held in the third-floor ballroom of the Hilton Hartford Hotel, 315 Trumbull St., from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Among those in attendance tonight, in addition to the finalists and the 19 nominees, will be Ada Miranda, chairwoman of the board of education; Mayor Eddie A. Perez; Andrea Johnson, president of the HFT; and Assistant Superintendents James Thompson and Joan Massey.