Congratulations, Marissa Nall!

Social Studies Teacher at Amity Middle School in Bethany, CT

About Marissa

Marissa Nall is the 2023 Amity Region 5 District Teacher of the Year and a semi-finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year. She began teaching in 2010 after graduating from UCONN and then Quinnipiac University. Marissa has worked in the Amity district for the entirety of her career, turning her classroom into a second home for herself, her students, and colleagues.

Beyond the classroom, Marissa is highly involved in the school community—coaching cross country, advising the Student Council, Student Newspaper, and Student Activity Committee. She is also involved at the district level as the Curriculum Committee co-chair, and a member of the District Data Team, Learning Progressions Committee, and Leadership Team. Besides teaching, Marissa loves planning and hosting pep rallies for the students to compete in silly games and have some laughs while doing so!

Marissa lives in Prospect with her husband, two children, and a puppy. She volunteers with The Cure Starts Now–Connecticut, a non-profit organization with a mission to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Marissa is a reluctant runner but enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling. She has a dream of someday retiring to a villa in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.