Waterbury Public Schools Announces 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year

Waterbury Public Schools, Superintendent Verna D. Ruffin and the district’s Human Capital Talent Office are delighted to announce the 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year. The Teacher of the Year Program does not attempt to select the “best” teacher but to identify, among several outstanding teachers, an educator who embodies the best of the profession paired with the drive to serve as a visible and vocal ambassador.

The district Teacher of the Year, who will be announced at a ceremony in late May, will have the opportunity to compete for Connecticut Teacher of the Year, which is traditionally announced in the fall.

The district extends its deepest congratulations to all of this year’s honorees. The teachers, selected by their school, have been recognized for their incredible contributions to the field of education. Each one has inspired a love for learning in their students and has supported their colleagues through an extraordinarily challenging year.

Teachers of the Year


Bucks Hill Annex- Amy Murphy

Bucks Hill – Daniel Marcano, Jr.

Bunker Hill- Grammato (Grace) Tzepos Morikis

Carrington- Elvira Barbosa

Chase- Darlene Lerz

Driggs- Theresa Owens

Duggan- Karen Gaudiosi

Generali- Karen Lowe

Gilmartin- Nirmala Amrit Vowe

Hopeville- Cara Martini Munro

Kingsbury- Sandra VanAmburg

Maloney Interdistrict Magnet- Erin Fogarty

Reed- Marie SunnyRose Shampang

Regan- Alana DeFazio

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet- Stefanie Ann-Teta Porcaro

Sprague- Heather Stasaitis

Tinker- June M. Chiarillo

Walsh- Kenneth Yaffe

Washington- Joanne Alonzo

Wendell Cross- Michelle Quintana

Wilson- Katy Torres


Crosby High School- Marie M. Calma

Enlightenment School- Anthony R. Varrone

Kennedy High School- Mary-Ann Sagnella, Phd

North End Middle School- Jason Martinez

State Street School- Alexa Bandurski

Wallace Middle School- Raymond James Irrera

Waterbury Arts Magnet School- Justin Amenta

Waterbury Career Academy- Richard Pastore

West Side Middle School- Matthew LaMontagne

Wilby High School- Krislyn Petti


Back to School News       Print
Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

Fax: (203) 574-8010