Melissa in the Morning: Teacher Appreciation Week

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Melissa in the Morning: Teacher Appreciation Week

We start the week looking at the teacher workforce here in Connecticut. Fran Rabinowitz, the executive director of the CT Association of Public School Superintendents, gave us a report card on teacher recruitment and retainment in the state. Plus, she gave us a picture of a teacher’s job in today’s world impacting people staying in the education industry. ((00:00))

In Trumbull’s school district, tutors will help students dealing with health circumstances keeping them out of the classroom. Kim Zentz, one of the Homebound Tuturoing educators, shared the importance of the program and how it works. ((16:30))

University of Bridgeport students are about to get a new opportunity for the first time. We spoke with assistant professor, Jason Sagaci, of Goodwin University about welding and fabrication coming to the Park City as early as the fall. ((24:57))

Meet the 2023 Connecticut Teacher of the Year: Carolyn Kielma! ((38:49))

We’re calling this the “Ghost of Christmas Past” experiment. Melissa reconnected with her former teachers dating back to elementary school. Did they remember having her in class and if so, was it for all the wrong reasons? Find out! ((47:35))

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