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

76%

Parents credit their former teachers for positively influencing their lives.

73%

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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52%

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

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58%

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