SDE: 2010 Connecticut Teacher of the Year

2010 Connecticut Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Kristi M. Luetjen

    About Kristi 
Whiting Lane School, West Hartford, CT

About Kristi
Kristi is a ten year veteran of the West Hartford Public Schools. She began her career in 2000 as a teaching assistant at the Early Learning Center (ELC) at Whiting Lane School. At the ELC, Kristi was trained in the techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis. For two years, she used her skills to work one-on-one with students on the autism spectrum. During this time, Kristi completed her Masterís Degree in Early Childhood Special Education at Saint Josephís College, West Hartford. For further details: PDF

Duties of the Connecticut Teacher of the Year

The Connecticut Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year finalists serve as teacher-ambassadors for public education. They are appointed to various education advisory committees and become consultants to the Commissioner of Education. They present workshops; speak at education conferences and meetings; address student, civic, college and university, and governmental groups; and operate special programs in accordance with their interests and expertise. The Connecticut Teacher of the Year also represents the state at the national level - participating in national educational forums, National State Teacher of the Year Program planning and networking sessions, and U.S. Department of Education meetings.



Kim Wachtelhausen
State Coordinator
Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program
Bureau of Leadership Development, Equity and Excellence - Talent Office
Phone: (860) 713-6841

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