Teacher of the Year 2018

Frank Renaldi!

Congratulations to Bear Path teacher Frank Renaldi - Hamden's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!


Frank Renaldi has been a proud teacher in the town of Hamden for the past 14 years.   His commitment to education, professionalism and creativity have earned him the honor of being named the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for the town of Hamden.  He began his teaching career at Church Street Elementary School where he taught Kindergarten for eight years and then transitioned to teaching 1stgrade.   Frank then accepted a position at Bear Bath Elementary School teaching 3rd grade, and this year has taken on the position of 2nd grade teacher.

Frank believes in loving the profession of teaching, laughing every day and learning as much as possible through continuing education.  He has been proven to be a dedicated educator who has touched the lives of countless children and families, both academically and personally.  He is actively involved in several school committees, and has served as a mentor to other teachers, making him a true asset to the Hamden District.  We are proud to have him represent our town as Hamden’s 2018 Teacher of the Year!

The Hamden Teacher of the Year honor is an annual award. Teachers in each school nominate and select from their staff one exemplary teacher, who then "competes" among other schools' nominees in front of a district panel.  The committee then makes the final selection for our Teacher of the Year.  

The Hamden Teacher of the Year represents our district at the state-level Teacher of the Year competition.