CONNECTICUT (WABC) — A teacher from Connecticut is one of five finalists being considered for the 2023 Teacher of the Year award.

The award is the nation’s highest honor to honor teachers in the United States.

Carolyn Kielma is a science teacher at Bristol High School and was named Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

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“I look forward to working with my teaching colleagues across all disciplines and at all levels, in all states and territories, to reform policies and practices that continue to promote equity and inclusion while enabling all our scholars to succeed,” Kielma. said during a press conference.

The last time a Connecticut teacher was named teacher of the year was in 2016. Representative Johanna Hayes was selected for this honor when she was a teacher at Kennedy Middle School in Waterbury.


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