Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Geralyn Nelson!

2020 Semi-Finalist
East Haven Academy, East Haven

Learn More About Geralyn

Geralyn Nelson has taught in the East Haven School District since 1993. She began her career as a third grade teacher and transferred to second grade. After seven years as a classroom teacher, Geralyn took a position as a technology teacher and worked with all grade levels from Kindergarten through eighth. From 2009-2020, she returned to the classroom as a third grade teacher. Currently, Geralyn is an Academic Interventionist working with students in grades one through five. During her teaching career she has mentored new teachers and served as a cooperating teacher to student teachers. She has also been a BEST Assessor, Portfolio scorer, and TEAM Reviewer for Connecticut. 

In addition to teaching, Geralyn is currently the President of the State of Connecticut Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. She has coordinated three annual statewide meetings incorporating all four Connecticut Chapters of PDK. Geralyn has served on multiple educational committees in her district. While designing and presenting several professional development activities for her district, she has also had the opportunity to present projects at four consecutive Tech Expos sponsored by the Connecticut Educators Computer Associations. 

Geralyn is committed to her students and connects with both her students and parents. The bond that develops between Geralyn and her students allows her to watch her students grow mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially. She enjoys watching them discover their own potential which enables them to soar.

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