A New Visit to Vermont 2021 Teacher of the Year, Susan Rosato

On July 25th the Hero Teacher Project travels begin! We’re going north from CT to Colchester, VT to meet High School English Learner Teacher, Susan Rosato. Susan is running a summer camp for English Learners in grades 6-12 she serves at Colchester High School. I’ll actually get to see her in action during the summer!Continue reading “A New Visit to Vermont 2021 Teacher of the Year, Susan Rosato”

Welcome to the Hero Teacher Project Newsletter Issue #1 !!

The Hero Teacher Project is Jason Gilmore’s art project to create 51 painted portraits of 1 Hero Teacher from each state including DC.

The Full 40 Min Interview with Takeru Nagayoshi 2020 MA Teacher of the Year

The very 1st Hero Teacher Project Interview. So many words of wisdom coming from TK here. We hit all the main issues in Public Education; What is working and what are our areas of need. For example, ” When we over emphasize grades, when we over emphasize test scores; I think what’s lost is learningContinue reading “The Full 40 Min Interview with Takeru Nagayoshi 2020 MA Teacher of the Year”

The Mural Intervention Program Part 3

My experience as a virtual art teacher during the 2021 school year with an art grant to make murals.

The Hero Teacher Project

The unveiling was a complete rush!! Everyone was so happy to see their friend, relative, teacher, and hero immortalized.

The Mural Intervention Program: Part 1 – It Began with a Little Help from Everyone.

Last year I received the Rogers Innovative Educator Grant from the Neag School Education at the University of Connecticut. The plan was to implement a mural program at the school where I teach art, McDonough Middle School of Hartford Public Schools in Hartford, CT. But plans are just ideas on paper and paper is easily altered.

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