Torrington Public Schools

Hear from Cindy Amoroso about using art to build a broader view of the world in Torrington Public Schools.

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Meet Cindy Amoroso

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Torrington has a rich industrial history and is filled with a wide range of cultures. Growing up in the South, I wasn't exposed to a variety of cultures, yet I longed to expand my awareness. Teaching in Torrington with our growing diverse student population gives me opportunities to learn from my students about their cultures and about the world as they see it. My art classes become a celebration of all cultures and a foundation for a broader view of the world.

Teaching

  • 9th - 12th Grade Art Teacher

Education

    Awards

    • Class of 2011 Teacher of the Year
    • Torrington High School Teacher of the Year - 2009, 2013, 2015
    • Secondary Art Educator of the Year (2017)
    • Connecticut Art Education Association
    • Class of 2018 Teacher of the Year

    Teacher Certification Program

    Why I Teach

    There is something quite inspiring about the art made by children. The freedom of expression can be quite pure, even in high school. The elements of emotion and personal choice reveal volumes about who they are and what they are experiencing. The fuel that feeds my desire to teach is listening as students share the inspiration for creating their own work, as well as observing them as they share their cultures and views with classmates during collaborative work.

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