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.