Category: Alumni


View of Gentry Building in Autumn

Fall 2019 Neag School Faculty Appointments

September 16, 2019

This fall, the Neag School welcomes a number of visiting faculty members and also announces several new appointments for current members of the community. In addition, colleagues, friends, and guests celebrated the career of Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Scott Brown earlier this month, who has retired from the Neag School after 39 years of service.




Mike Forsyth, TCPCG alum, center

10 Questions With Michael Forsyth, Navy Veteran Turned Math Teacher

September 5, 2019

Michael Forsyth ’15 (CLAS), ’16 MA had already served in the U.S. Navy aboard two submarines and started a family when he decided in his late 20s to work toward a college degree. After completing his undergraduate degree in mathematics at UConn in 2015, Forsyth went on to earn his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction through the 11-month Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates at the Neag School of Education. He has since been finding creative ways to teach math to students at Connecticut River Academy in East Hartford, Conn. 





Young students working with computer coding materials.

Local Educator Brings Robotics Into Math Classrooms With Help of Donor

July 30, 2019

Dwight Sharpe, after receiving the 2018 Rogers Educational Innovation Fund, a $5,000 award that supports innovative projects carried out by Connecticut teachers at the elementary or middle-school level, has begun implementing his vision. Sharpe’s project, entitled “Accessing and Engaging in Mathematics Through Robotics and Computer Programming,” seeks “to explore and determine how robotics and computer programming can be embedded into middle school instruction to improve student engagement and achievement.” It was selected from among more than 40 submissions.



Miguel Cardona to Serve as Education Commissioner

July 18, 2019

Following a vote by the State Board of Education to recommend Dr. Miguel A. Cardona to serve as commissioner of the State Department of Education, Governor Ned Lamont today announced that is advancing the nomination of the Meriden public schools educator to fill the position.