As the state continues to move forward with implementation of Common Core standards, Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor announced a three day development session for nearly 100 teachers. Several teachers from the Greater Danbury area will be participating in "Teach Fest Connecticut" next weekend.
The educators participating in the conference will then bring the concepts back to their school districts and others to counsel their fellow teachers. Pryor says the ‘Connecticut Dream Team’ will later serve as teacher leaders at a larger event this summer.
The teachers from the Greater Danbury area are:
Rita Gregory, Kindergarten Teacher Regional School District 12, Booth Free School
Erin Birden, Grade 2 Teacher Regional School District 12, Washington Primary School
Hillary Singer, Grade 6 Math Teacher Danbury School District, Roger's Park Middle School
Paul Laedke, Grade 6 Teacher New Fairfield School District New Fairfield Middle School
Debra Parker, Grade 7 Teacher New Fairfield School District, New Fairfield Middle School
Amanda Peterson, High School Math Teacher and Curriculum Writer Danbury School District, Danbury High School
Ellen Meyer, Grade 6 Math Teacher Danbury School District, Broadview Middle School
Andrew Hill, Mathematics Teacher Brookfield School District, Brookfield High School
Clinton McLeod, Grade 2 Teacher Bethel School District, Anna H. Rockwell School
Amanda Johnson, High School Teacher Danbury School District, Danbury High School
Jane Giresi, Science Resource Teacher and Grade 2 Teacher Wilton School District, Miller-Driscoll School