Meet some new educators who have received teacher certification through the department of education at Connecticut College:

Stephanie Timpone '10

High school physics teacher, Daniel Hand High School in Madison, Conn.

Stephanie teaches physics classes to juniors and seniors and introduction to physical science to freshman. ("I love it!) She also had the opportunity to teach lab sections at night for Connecticut College's physics department over the past year. ("An incredible experience to work alongside my former professors!") She also became fond of New London and lives in the heart of downtown.

Liz Kaiser '10

Hispanic studies major with teacher certification

Liz first considered teaching as a freshman after participating in the KBA (Kids, Books and Athletics) program through the College's Office of Volunteers for Community Service (OVCS). She studied abroad in Chile and Argentina in a program focusing on education and social change, and spent a semester student teaching at the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London, CT. She hopes to integrate her two focuses of Spanish and education in a career as an elementary school teacher in a bilingual classroom.

Michael K. Kuczenski '09

Middle-school social studies teacher, New London, Conn.

I am currently working at the Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication (ISAAC) in New London in the position that I student taught as a 6-7th grade Social Studies teacher.

Daniel O'Keefe '09

Middle-school social studies teacher in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Dan majored in history (with a concentration in intellectual history) and received certification in both elementary and secondary education. He did his student teaching in a combined 5th-6th-grade classroom at the Integrated Day Charter School in Norwich, CT. He's currently teaching early American history at the middle school level and a course on major patterns in world history at a community night school for adults. Dan defines his mission as a history teacher as “emphasizing the continuity between past and present for students.”

Emily Taylor '09

Pursuing an M.A., Ed.M. in school counseling

With a degree in American Studies and elementary education certification from Connecticut College, Emily worked at a large New York City public high school as the site coordinator for an after-school program grant and served as the community partnership coordinator. While in her second year at the high school, she aided students in the college application process, leading to her decision to pursue a school counseling degree. Currently enrolled at Teachers College, Columbia University, she also works at the Peace Corps Fellows Program as the service-learning coordinator. As she pursues her M.A. and Ed.M., Emily is constantly grateful for the wonderful education she received from the education department.

Melanie Knight '09

Co-teacher at Greenwich Day School, Greenwich, CT

Melanie plans to pursue a master’s degree in speech language pathology and work in the New York public schools as a speech and language pathologist. Melanie majored in theater and studied abroad in London. She did her student teaching in a self-contained classroom (math, reading, science, social studies) at the Integrated Day Charter School in Norwich, CT.