Mrs. LeAnn Cassidy, has been selected as the 2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year. Cassidy is now under consideration as a finalist for the National History Teacher of the Year Award. The National History Teacher of the Year award program is organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and recognizes exceptional Kindergarten through Grade 12 history teachers across the country.
A panel of teachers, administrators, and scholars from the state of Connecticut selected Cassidy for her achievements in American history education. Cassidy has worked in Region 15 at Memorial Middle School for sixteen years, serving as a Social Studies Teacher and concurrently as an Instructional Teacher Leader for the past five years. She was recognized during the 2017-18 school year as Region 15’s Teacher of the Year, and as one of four finalists for the 2018 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year honor.