LéAnn Murphy Cassidy

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2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year

Middlebury, Connecticut

LéAnn Murphy Cassidy, Ed.S., is the 2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year, as well as a 2018 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year Finalist. She is a Social Studies and U.S. History Teacher at Memorial Middle School, in Middlebury, Connecticut, where she also serves as the Lead Teacher and Master Mentor.

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Posted Nov. 29, 2018

Our Job as Educators Is to Help Our Students See Good in the World. This Is What Our Country Needs Right Now.

When I became a history teacher, my job was to help students think for themselves: to look at multiple perspectives…

By LéAnn Murphy Cassidy

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