This fall, the Neag School welcomes its incoming hires, congratulates existing faculty members on new appointments, and gives thanks to retirees
Name: Derek Flynn Position: Science teacher (chemistry and physics) at Masuk High School Coming from: Naugatuck High School, where he taught for three years. Grew up in: Monroe, graduated in Masuk’s Class of 2008 Education: Earned a Bachelor’s degree in pre-vet animal science and a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Connecticut
Cardona has two decades of experience. He began his career as an elementary teacher and then served as a school principal. In 2012, (Miguel Cardona) won the 2012 National Distinguished Principal Award for the State of Connecticut and the Outstanding Administrator Award from UConn’s Neag School of Education.
As an undergraduate student at UConn, I reported from Gampel Pavilion, Rentschler Field, Elliot Ballpark, and numerous road venues, including Clemson University. I added a new location to my reporting journey this summer: Israel.
Town Manager Rick Ledwith and Interim Superintendent of Schools Andy Morrow announced Tuesday that effective immediately Roszena Haskins has been promoted to a new position, and as executive director of Equity Advancement will manage the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for both the school district and the town as a whole.
Mansfield Middle School Principal Candace Morell has been named the school system’s director of teaching and learning. Morell has served as a public educator for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of the UConn Neag School of Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, Master of Science degree in Education, and a Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership.
After 47 years in education, The Independent Day School’s Dr. Marijke Kehrhahn officially retired on June 30th. Dr. K, which she was affectionately called by the IDS community, served as the Head of School for the past six years, and was previously associated with the school as a Board Trustee and a parent of an IDS student.
“Whenever a mass shooting takes place in schools, public discussion often focuses on laws or policies that might have prevented the tragedy. But averting school violence needs more than gun policy. It requires both prevention and crisis response that take students’ emotional well-being – not just their physical safety – into account,” say authors Sandra Chafouleas and Amy Briesch.
Megan Delaney serves as the pre-professional academic advisor for UConn’s School of Pharmacy. She works with first- and second-year students from orientation through application and admission to the professional pharmacy program. In addition, Delaney serves as Assistant Director to the School’s Pharmacy House Living Learning Community.
For more than 50 years, the University of Connecticut Alumni Faculty Excellence Awards have served as an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of the University’s faculty members to the institution, their current and former students, and their respective areas of academic discipline.