Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Susan Sager Mollica!

2020 Semi-Finalist
Latimer Lane School, Simsbury

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Susan Sager Mollica is a veteran educator currently in her 41st year of teaching, with thirty-six of those years in the Simsbury school district. She is the vocal music specialist at Latimer Lane Elementary School, teaching chorus and general music.

Susan is founding co-conductor of the Simsbury Townwide Elementary Chorus (TWEC). Under her direction, TWEC performed at the 1997 and 2004 CMEA (CT Music Educators Association) conferences, and at the 2007 MENC Eastern Division conference. Susan has presented sessions to music teachers at the local, state, and national level. She is co-author of an article in the Orff Echo: Looking at Student Work: Collaborating as a team. Susan has mentored numerous student and beginning teachers. She has sponsored multiple students for CMEA regional and state chorus festivals, and for OAKE National Honor Choirs.

Susan is an accomplished pianist and vocalist, and has provided musical direction for countless theatre productions through the years. She received the CMEA Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award in 2009.

Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the University of Vermont and her Master of Music Education degree in Classroom Music from The Hartt School/University of Hartford.

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