SDE: 2011 Connecticut Teacher of the Year

2011 Connecticut Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Kristin Ann Record    About Kristin 

Bunnell High School, Stratford, CT

About Kristin

Kristen Record has taught physics at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut since 2000. Understanding that children learn in different ways, Kristen has used her passion for science to develop lessons addressing individual differences, while maintaining high expectations for all. She leads, observes, asks questions and listens to help her students achieve success. Teaching in a socio-economically and culturally diverse setting, Kristen models the importance of being a lifelong learner, and commitment to “cura personalis” (care for the entire person).

Kristen’s leadership roles in education have been extensive. At the district level, she helped update the physics curriculum and aided in the development of district-wide common formative assessments. She also has provided school-based professional development in electronic grade keeping, research in effective teaching methods, and renewable energy research. Kristen serves as a TEAM mentor and cooperating teacher, and she is the secondary school’s representative for the TEAM Coordinating Committee. She is also a member of the Stratford Education Association’s executive board and has worked as a part of the Contract Negotiations Team. Additionally, Kristen has been the Senior Class Advisor since 2003

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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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