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Marilyn Moore

Honesty & Integrity

Celebrating Excellence in Teaching

Last week, I was proud to present Mrs. Sheena Graham, Harding High School's super star performing arts teacher, with an official congratulatory state citation and proclamation in honor of being named Connecticut's 2019 Teacher of the Year, the state's highest recognition for teachers.

Teacher of the Year

With many years of experience and having taught thousands of students over the years, she is a pillar of her school community.

Currently in her 36th year of teaching, Mrs. 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.

Mrs. Graham, or "Mama Graham" to her students, will now represent Connecticut by serving as a teacher-ambassador for public education and will be appointed to various education advisory committees and become a consultant to the Commissioner of Education. She will also 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 by participating in national educational forums, National State Teacher of the Year Program planning and networking sessions, and U.S. Department of Education meetings.

Bridgeport is very proud of Mrs. Graham and the Harding High School community.