Stratford Board of Education and Stratford Public Schools are happy to announce Kathleen Lozinak as Stratford's Teacher of the Year, 2014
Kathleen began her teaching career in 1991 as a special education preschool teacher in Shelton and has since taught special education in both Oxford and Trumbull before coming to Stratford in 1996. She has taught at Stratford Academy Johnson House, Center School, and has been a 4th grade teacher at Chapel Street School since the fall of 2005.
Her colleagues praise her use of hands on activities that enrich student understanding by requiring students to question, hypothesize, and draw conclusions. They praise her "excitement for learning that rubs off on her students."
As Kathleen states in her philosophy of teaching, "I believe it is my personal responsibility to prepare my students to be productive members of our 21st century society."
Kathleen earned her B.S. in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University, both her Master of Arts in Teaching and administrative certification from Sacred Heart University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education. She is a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Women Educators. She has won numerous grants and awards from the district, including the BEST Friend of Education Award and the SEA's Human Relations Award.
Kathleen serves on several committees for Chapel Street School, is a TEAM Mentor Leader and a TEAM reflection paper reviewer. She enjoys mentoring new teachers and feels it is important "not to catch teachers being bad, but to help them become better. We must support one another and we have to work together."
We wish her the very best as she continues in the state Teacher of the Year program and we know she will represent Stratford well.