From college students to radio hosts, everyone has a Because of a Teacher story.
Watch the videos below to hear how Connecticut teachers have inspired today’s professionals—and are inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.
State Rep. Chris Poulos was Ben Fligelman’s advisory teacher at Joel Barlow High School in Redding. Poulos inspired Fligelman to run for class president, and, after he won, Fligelman in turn inspired Poulos to run for a seat in the state legislature.
Renee DiNino from iHeart Radio particularly remembers Ms. Blake and how she helped DiNino during the difficult transition from elementary to middle school.
Radio hosts Adam Rivers and Rachel Lutzker both have stories to share about teachers who are changing lives. Rivers remembers a teacher who made him believe a career in radio was possible, and Lutzker has the utmost appreciation a teacher who has made a big difference in her son’s life.