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Barbara Gordon-Cobb (CT '98)


Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
Hartford, CT

At the time of the Award, Barbara Gordon-Cobb was:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
Hartford, CT

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): K

Biographical Information

Barbara Gordon-Cobb, kindergarten teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Hartford, has developed effective learning opportunities throughout her career for her predominantly low-income, minority students. At a previous school, Wish Elementary School in Hartford, Mrs. Gordon-Cobb reduced the incidence of social conflicts and improved her students' writing skills through a program called Changing School Climate, in which her students exchanged letters with children in other classes. Her students at Wish developed a partnership with students from an affluent local high school to prepare a flower garden in front of the school. Formerly the black history chairperson at Wish, Mrs. Gordon-Cobb also initiated a schoolwide science fair.

Additional Information


1991 University of Hartford, B.A.

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