Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Lynne Bridge!

2020 Semi-Finalist
Tolland High School, Tolland

Learn More About Lynne

Lynne Bridge is an accomplished professional educator with government, corporate, and academic teaching/training credentials. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Philadelphia University, an M.B.A. from Drexel University, and an M.S. degree in Education from the University of New Haven.  Mrs. Bridge holds professional educator licenses in both Business and Marketing and is currently employed by Tolland High School where she has been a business education teacher for the past ten years. 

As a high school teacher, Mrs. Bridge continues to enlighten, inspire, and engage young minds in the fields of Marketing, Personal Finance, and Economics.  She has brought innovative programs to the school including the development of the school’s highly successful DECA business club, the introduction and management of the school store, the involvement of community business leaders in Interview Day for her Personal Finance classes and established the yearly school-wide community service events that have contributed over $49,000 to charities in the past 6 years.  Mrs. Bridge excels at creating unique and exciting opportunities for students to actively engage in the curriculum, apply what they have learned to real-world scenarios, and develop 21st century workforce skills. 

Upon relocation to Connecticut twenty years ago, Mrs. Bridge became deeply involved in the Tolland community.  She was voted Tolland’s Citizen of the Year in 2006 in recognition of her dedicated volunteerism.  

"You shall always remain in [the land] where you [creator] is.”
– Fidelia Fielding
Fidelia Fielding
The last fluent speaker of the Mohegan language
Represents the sky and spirit
Mohegan Church founded