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.

Teacher & Student Success Stories

Kristen Record & Alice Lam

Lauren Danner & Noelle Esposito

Shamar Mahon & Mary Kay Rendock

Jessica Starr & Karen DiMenna

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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Connecticut Residents Credit Teachers with Who They Are Today

American Education Week presents everyone with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor the individuals who are making a difference in students’ lives. Here in Connecticut, people from a variety of occupations are sharing what they have achieved because of a teacher.


Sharing Fond Memories of How Teachers Inspire

Watch videos of educators talking with their former students who share how their teachers encouraged them and inspired their career choices.


CEA Launches Campaign Highlighting Positive Role of Connecticut Teachers in Students’ Lives and Careers

CEA has launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the importance of the teaching profession.



Parents say “impacting the hobbies they pursued” was influenced by a teacher.

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The greatest life lesson from teacher was “Showing them how to be a better person”