Teacher of the Year 2019

Greg Amter!

Hamden High School Culinary Arts teacher, Greg Amter, is the 2018-2019 Hamden Teacher of the Year!


Greg Amter, Hamden Teacher of the Year

As Mr. Amter said,  "What I love about teaching in Hamden is the rich diversity that brings life to our culinary arts classes, in the form of shared culture in our classroom and culinary applications. I love the efforts by our students that has made our culinary arts program one of the top academic programs in the state for the last twenty years. I also appreciate that the Town of Hamden and the school district have provided us with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and indoor and outdoor restaurant facilities.

I especially love the fact that our students leave our culinary arts program with up to six college credits, a national manager sanitation certification, and transferable skills that allow them to work in high-end hospitality facilities throughout their high school years and beyond.

The Hamden Teacher of the Year program includes an annual honor to one teacher in every school. Teachers in each school nominate and select from their staff one exemplary teacher. Pictured above are this year's Hamden Teachers of the Year. What an exemplary group of educators!  We couldn't be more proud!  They include:

   Alice Peck - Kate McGuinn
   Bear Path - Candice D’Amico
   Church Street - Kara Breen
   Dunbar Hill - Jennifer Wassmer
   Helen Street -Elizabeth Caldwell
   Ridge Hill - Rachel Solomon
   Shepherd Glen - Stacey Biggart
   Spring Glen - Daniela Amodio
   West Woods - Caitlyn Reardon
   Hamden Middle School - Michael Rocco
   Hamden High School - Greg Amter

A districtwide panel reviews candidate materials and interviews the school Teachers of the Year, and then makes the final selection for our districtwide Teacher of the Year. The person selected as the Hamden Teacher of the Year represents our district at the state-level Teacher of the Year competition.