Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Diane Pintavalle!

2020 Semi-Finalist
Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury

Learn More About Diane

Diane Pintavalle has been a science teacher at Glastonbury High School since 1989. Teaching AP Biology and Advanced Research Mentorship, Diane developed an extensive network of mentors from universities and industries. She is a force in the development of our nation’s future scientists. Her students conduct authentic research under the guidance of a mentor and many have excelled in state and national level science competitions. 

Diane is a 2017 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a 2020 CT Teacher of the Year semi-finalist and has recently received CSTA’s Excellence in High School Science Teaching award as well as the 2020 CT Women of Innovation, Secondary Academic award.

Diane strives to ignite in her students a passion for the contribution of new knowledge through scientific research. She is committed to helping her students develop a fundamental understanding of the beauty and intricacies of the natural world. She lives in Amston and enjoys spending time in her vegetable garden each summer.

Council of Elders
Federal Recognition
“We want people to feel that the Mohegans are about the future…”
– Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
Fidelia Fielding
The last fluent speaker of the Mohegan language