Hartford Schools Announce 2012 Teacher of the Year Finalists
By VANESSA DE LA TORRE
April 27, 2012
HARTFORD — — Educators at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School, Classical Magnet School and M.D. Fox Elementary School have been named finalists for the city's 2012 Teacher of the Year competition.
A selection committee of school curriculum directors, teachers' union officials and past teachers of the year interviewed and screened nominees from 38 city schools over the past several weeks. The finalists will now be videotaped teaching a class and be asked to write a series of essays.
They are Classical's Lynne Reznick, who teaches 11th-grade U.S. history and has been involved in developing the school system's curriculum; fourth-grade teacher Miriam Rodriguez, a 26-year veteran of M.D. Fox who is known for engaging parents; and Annie Fisher science teacher Keith Sevigny, whose students designed a science experiment that flew aboard the historic final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis.
The winner will be announced May 24 during an awards banquet at the Hartford Marriott Downtown hotel.
The current Hartford teacher of the year is Marilyn Jack-Ortique, who teaches math at the University High School of Science and Engineering.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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