Hamden Teacher of the Year Program
Congratulations to Patricia Avitable
Hamden's District Teacher of the Year
3 things that stick out most about Trish Avitable are her tremendous compassion for children, her positive attitude each and every day, and her calm demeanor when diffusing challenging issues among students.
Ms. Avitable is a compassionate and genuine teacher who truly cares about each one of her students. She creates a warm classroom environment in which each child feels loved. She makes sure to prioritize their social emotional well-being and advocate for their needs. She celebrates their accomplishments, dries their tears, and is always their cheerleader.
Trish is always seen with a smile on her face. She is committed to her student's well-being. With a positive attitude at all times, Trish is a dedicated teacher that ensures each and every one of her students is happy, successful, and safe. She is patient, nurturing, and dedicated to being the best she can be for her students. Her expertise, creativity, and passion make her an integral part of the Dunbar Hill community.
"The imprints of a teacher are everlasting. It reminds me of the saying that we do not always remember what a person says, but we do remember the way a person makes us feel. I want my students to feel empowered, confident, loved, and supported."- Patricia Avitable
HPS Teacher of the Year 2023-2024 Building Winners
Congratulations to everyone!