Hamden Teacher of the Year Program

We know that great teaching is a key ingredient of a great school system. In Hamden, we place great confidence in our teachers and support them to the greatest extent possible in their efforts to provide our students with wonderful learning opportunities and environments.
The Hamden Teacher of the Year program includes an annual honor for one teacher in every school. Teachers in each school nominate and select from their staff one exemplary teacher, who then "competes" among other Hamden schools' nominees in front of a district panel. The committee then makes the final selection for our districtwide Teacher of the Year.  


Nomination Timeline for Hamden Public Schools 2023-24 Teacher of the Year

The timeline below is estimated.  We ask that the deadlines listed below are met.

April 7, 2023     
Deadline for nominations to be received by Selection Committee, c/o Amanda Forcucci or Laura Rodriguez via email.

April 14, 2023        
Nominees at each building are announced. Nominees are to receive notice of required recommendations, resume, and essay response.

May 5, 2023      
All nominee paperwork due to Selection Committee.     

Selection Committee interviews of nominees to be determined. Upon completion of interviews, the HPS 2023-24 Teacher of the Year will be announced.