Teacher of the Year 2024

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.  

Congratulations to Tim Trama
Hamden's District Teacher of the Year



Teacher of the Year- Tim Trama


Mr. Trama’s students are excited about learning. He plans effectively and collaboratively with his colleagues to improve student learning and he is also able to establish exemplary working relationships with all stakeholders.

He does not work or serve for awards or accolades, but simply to inspire and impact all those he comes in contact with each day.  He has mastered the elusive art of being firm but fair, having rules yet maintaining relationships, and keenly remembering that though he teaches numerous subjects, he is teaching children to whom he freely offers kindness, acceptance, and a contagious smile. 


HPS Teacher of the Year 2023-2024 Building Winners

Alice Peck Christine Ryan
Bear Path Christine Longobardi
Church Street Tori Laugeni
Dunbar Hill Ali DiCrosta
Helen Street Lindsey Eaton
Ridge Hill Lisa Carlson 
Shepherd Glen Courtney Koraka
Spring Glen Tim Trama
West Woods Tim Skomro
Hamden Middle Dana Domurad
Hamden High Kate Socha
HCLC Sara Scasino


Congratulations to everyone!