Angela Duva is 2023 Teacher of the Year

2023 teacher of the year angela duva with Dr. Charles Dumais

Angela Duva with CES Executive Director Dr. Charles Dumais after her award was announced at the 2022 CES Convocation.

TRUMBULL, Conn. – Cooperative Educational Services is proud to announce its 2023 Teacher of the Year is Angela Duva, who is a Special Education teacher at Six to Six Magnet School in Bridgeport. Angela started her teaching at Six to Six in 2014 and has been with the school her entire education career.

“I've always had a passion for working with children and watching them grow,” Angela said. “Working in special education allows me to really personalize learning for all of my students and really get to know them. I look forward to continuing to refine my practice and help students achieve success in this ever-changing world.”

The native of Westchester, N.Y., and attended St. Thomas Aquinas College in Orangeburg, N.Y., where she earned a Bachelors in Childhood and Special Education before earning a Masters in Literacy Education. She now lives in Fairfield with her husband Andrew, 2-year-old daughter Natalie, and cat Catarina.

“Angela is a dedicated, thoughtful and caring teacher,” Six to Six Principal Anna Nelmes-Stoughton said. “She goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her students, collaborate with colleagues, and engage parents and families. It is a joy to watch her teach and learn from her.”

“Working at Six to Six has been an amazing experience,” Angela said. “I truly feel that my colleagues are like family.”

Angela is now eligible for the 2023 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced during a ceremony later this fall. 

Past Honorees
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)