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.

Real Talk with Real Educators

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

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? 

Meet The Teachers

Meet our current teacher advisors.

  • Alicia McEvila

    "I teach because what I do affects the outcome of our community, our country, our society and, most importantly, the prosperity of each child I come into contact with. I am inspired to teach because everyday I get to experience children awakening to their true potential." Alicia teaches 5th grade core subjects and English Language Arts in Vernon.

  • Lauren Danner

    “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.” Lauren teaches 9th grade science at North Branford High School.

  • Sal Escobales

    “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. He's a high school biology teacher and the CT Troops to Teachers Teacher Leader in Residence.

  • Teresa Alexandru

    Teresa is a former Spanish teacher, lifelong Connecticut resident, and Senior Program Manager for TEACH Connecticut. She is eager to share her expertise with future teachers.


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.)

Take the next step and connect now.

Are you a military veteran?

If you're a military veteran interested in teaching, you may be eligible for specific programs and support. Visit Connecticut Troops to Teachers to learn more.


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