Kelly Montagna 2024 Teacher of the Year

Pictures above, Left - Dr. Charles (Chip) Dumais Executive Director, Center - 2024 teacher of the year Kelly Montagna, Right - Principal at Six to Six Magnet School Emma Balter. 

On August 24, 2023 Kelly Montagna of Six to Six Magnet School was named Teacher of the Year for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Kelly has been at Cooperative Educational Services since 2005. Kelly started as an educational instructor and a long term substitute. She is currently teaching second grade at Six to Six. Kelly is currently enrolled at Bridgeport University for her 092 certification.

Montagna said "As an interdistrict magnet school it has always been a priority for me to connect and maintain relationships with my students and families, not only in the classroom, but outside of the classroom community as well. Establishing that strong foundation and a connection with students and families, allows for a relationship of community building that still continues in my education career today. How lucky am I!!!~ Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!" 

"Kelly Montagna is the epitome of an exceptional teacher and she has a profound impact on, not only her students, but also on her colleagues.  She is creative, innovative and always willing to lend a hand to help out.  She gives of herself tirelessly.  Six to Six is truly lucky to have her on our team!" Said principal Emma Balter. 

Kelly is now eligible for the 2024 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced during a ceremony later this fall. 

Past Honorees
2023 teacher of the year angela duva with Dr. Charles Dumais
Julia Murphy
2021 C.E.S. Teacher of the Year Donna Tomasko
2019 Teacher of the Year Sabine Januski (Six to Six)
2018 Teacher of he Year Christie Cantalupo
2018: Christie Cantalupo (Six to Six)
2017 Teacher of the Year Nick Yacovou (TDP)
2017: Nick Yacovou (TDP)
2016 Teacher of the Year Joe Milositz (Six to Six)
2016: Joe Milositz (Six to Six)
2015 Teacher of the Year Stacey Cronk (PLC)
2015: Stacey Cronk (PLC)
2014 Teacher of the Year Christopher Epstein (TDP)
2014: Christopher Epstein (TDP)
2013 Teacher of the Year Elena Silva (Six to Six)
2013: Elena Silva (Six to Six)
2012 Teacher of the Year Erica Christopher (TDP)
2012: Erica Christopher (TDP)
2011 Teacher of the Year Jodi Lovegrove (RISE)
2011: Jodi Lovegrove (RISE)
2010: Eva Kibby (Six to Six)