Bridgeport Educator Named State Teacher Of The Year

Aaron Kupec
October 16, 2018 - 12:20 pm

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Sheena Graham, a performing arts and choir teacher at Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, has been selected as Connecticut’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.

An educator for more than 35 years, Graham has spent her career educating a wide variety of students of all ages, ranging from pre-K through 12th grades. Her current assignments at the high school include teaching choir, black history chorale, peer leadership, theatre, piano and performing arts.

“My greatest contribution to students today is providing them with opportunities, through music, to discover their passions, develop their voice, create community connections, and see that they have the ability to impact others positively,” Graham told officials as they were reviewing candidates. “Yes I teach music, but the more important goal for my students is to leave my classroom with positive connections to life.”

Graham now becomes Connecticut’s representative for 2019 National Teacher of the Year. She succeeds 2018 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Erin Berthold, a first grade teacher at Cook Hill Elementary School in Wallingford.