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Greenwich Announces Nominee For Teacher Of The Year

Greenwich High English teacher Missy Brown will be Greenwich's nominee for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.
Greenwich High English teacher Missy Brown will be Greenwich's nominee for Connecticut Teacher of the Year. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Greenwich School District

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich High School English teacher Missy Macchio Brown will represent the school district in this year's Connecticut Teacher of the Year program, the district announced Thursday.

Brown, who is also an Advancement Via Individual Determination teacher and Cantor House assistant dean, will be recognized by the Board of Education at its June 20 meeting at Greenwich High.

“The six 2013 Distinguished Teachers selected by the Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee are truly remarkable teachers, and are wonderful representatives of best instructional practices in the Greenwich Public Schools," Superintendent of Schools William McKersie said in the statement. "Missy Brown stands out among the group, exhibiting a rare blend of content expertise, pedagogical acumen, and a deep understanding of the individual needs of her students.

"She has been an innovative leader in addressing the needs of individual students. I am confident that Missy Brown will be a superb representative for Greenwich in the 2014 CT Teacher of the Year program.”

Brown will also be honored by the Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee and by the Greenwich Kiwanis Club at the Board of Education meeting. The Kiwanis Club will present Brown with the Joseph Mitchell Kaye Award.

Kaye was a past president of the Greenwich Kiwanis Club, a lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis Club for the New England District, and served on the Greenwich Board of Education.

“Missy Brown is a deeply passionate, intellectually curious, and thoroughly professional educator," Greenwich High School Headmaster Christopher Winters added in the statement. "She brings innovation and commitment to her work each and every day. Greenwich High School is very proud.”

Brown has been a teacher at Greenwich High for nine years.

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