CREC Teacher Receives National Teacher of the Year Award from Magnet Schools of America
Wendy Nelson-Kauffman, social studies teacher at MLC as recognized as National Teacher of the Year by the Magnet Schools of America at the 30th Annual National Conference on Magnet Schools.
Magnet Schools of America's Magnet Teacher of-the-Year Award annually recognizes an outstanding, dedicated full-time teacher who exemplifies excellence in academic achievement through innovative programs that promote equity and diversity for students in Magnet Schools.
Nelson-Kauffman is an International Baccalaureate Personal Project Coordinator and has been teaching Social Studies at MLC since 2004. She was selected as the Connecticut Teacher of the Year in 2003, the Connecticut History Teacher of the Year in 2005, and the CREC District Teacher of the Year in 2011.
Nelson-Kauffman received the award because she is acknowledged by peers, parents and students for the exemplary contributions she has made to the teaching profession and for her ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to excel.