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Talk to a Teacher
The decision to teach is a big one. If you have questions about teaching, there’s no better way to learn than to talk with someone who’s teaching in Connecticut right now.
The decision to teach is a big one. If you have questions about teaching, there’s no better way to learn than to talk with someone who’s teaching in Connecticut right now.
Teacher David Dimbo and colleague

Real Talk with Real Educators

Teacher David Dimbo and colleague

Sign up for Talk to a Teacher to get answers to your career questions from a current educator. There can be a lot to juggle when deciding to teach: How do I get started? Will my personality fit in the classroom?  What requirements are there? What will it be like, day in and day out?

With Talk to a Teacher, you’ll get advice on all of your questions from someone who’s been in your situation before.
 

Someone Who Gets You

Teacher David Dimbo high fiving with student

When you sign up for a Talk to a Teacher chat, you’re connected with Connecticut educators who are invested in learning about your background and goals.

When you sign up, you can share important information, such as educational history and grade and subject level interests, so your conversation can be personalized to help you meet your goals. Are you ready to connect with a current teacher who gets you? 

Teacher David Dimbo high fiving with student

Meet The Teachers

Meet our current teacher advisors. Dive deep with them in our intro article.

  • Chelsie Giegerich
    Chelsie Giegerich - 1st grade core subjects, phonics and intervention reading for Portland Public Schools
    "Being a teacher means you will never be bored! You will constantly be learning new information through different curriculums and new ways to educate your students. If you love what you do, the kids will too. They thrive off the teacher's energy and creativity.”
  • Lauren Danner
    Lauren Danner - 9th grade science teacher at North Branford High School 
    “Teaching is the most rewarding profession to be in because you get to share about a subject you are passionate about with your students. Every day is different, unique, and exciting. I also love the lifelong connections and relationships formed with both my students and colleagues I work with.”
  • Michael Brosnan
    Michael Brosnan - high school social studies teacher and beginning teacher coordinator for Bridgeport Public Schools
    “[The top three benefits of becoming a teacher are]: 1) The importance of the position to young people and their families. 2) Helping students to discover new learning and preparing them for the future. 3) The reward of knowing that every single day, one's work is valuable and necessary."
  • Sal Escobales
    Sal Escobales—high school biology teacher and CT Troops to Teachers Teacher Leader in Residence
    “Upon graduation from high school, I served in the US Army/Army Reserve Military Police Corp for seven years, and I am a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. I consider teaching the youth to be a privilege.” If you’re a military veteran or active duty service member and considering a career in teaching, sign up to speak with Sal for specialized assistance.

FAQs

What format should I be using?

You have the option of talking to a teacher via phone or video call. Choose whichever option makes you feel more comfortable.

Don’t have time for a call? Just open LiveChat on any of our webpages to get real-time answers.
 

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Your path to teaching is your own. When you talk with a professional educator, you get valuable input and advice that’ll help you make informed decisions. (You want those.)

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