CEA’s 2022 awareness campaign, Teachers make every profession possible, highlights a dozen Connecticut residents discussing how teachers influenced their lives and their careers.


Parents credit their former teachers for positively influencing their lives.


Parents say that if it weren’t for their teachers, they wouldn’t be the person they are today.

Who Inspired You?
Tell us about a teacher who made a difference in your life.

Because of a Teacher & Eyewitness News

Teacher & Student Success Stories

Allison Hughes & Lisa Abel

Meghan Hatch-Geary & Nikki Cina

Paul Geary & Kyle Brennan

State Rep. Chris Poulos & Ben Fligelman

Renee DiNino, iHeart Radio

Radio Hosts Adam Rivers & Rachel Lutzker

James Powers & Sean Scanlon

Sheena Graham & Kentrell Ragin

Janyah Marquez & Elsa Batista

Shamar Mahon & Mary Kay Rendock

Kristen Record & Alice Lam

Lauren Danner & Noelle Esposito

Jessica Starr & Karen DiMenna

Kristen Record & Alice Lam

Because of a Teacher

Shamar Mahon

Bloomfield Councilman

Jessica Starr

Real Estate Agent

Shawn Wooden

Connecticut State Treasurer

Danielle Novak

Pediatric Physical Therapist

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