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Dr. Carol Virostek (CT '91)


At the time of the Award, Dr. Carol Virostek was:

Berlin High School
Berlin, CT

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Dr. Carol Virostek was named Connecticut's Teacher of the Year in 1989. At the time of the Milken Award, she was an English teacher at Berlin High School in Berlin, CT. In her classes, she helped students grapple with universal questions that arose in their own writing as well as in the authors and texts they studied. Ms. Virostek's desire to make a positive difference in the lives of her students was reflected in her work with the student council and numerous other student activities and projects that she advised before moving on to become the district K-12 Writing Coordinator/Consultant. As an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, she worked with secondary English majors during their student teaching and master's internships. In her retirement she served as national chair of AAUW's College/University Relations Committee. This gave her an opportunity to promote the mission of the organization: breaking down barriers for women, funding fellowships and scholarships, and developing leadership skills of young women. 

Related Connections

Memoriam: Dr. Carol Virostek (CT ’91) passes away, leaves behind a legacy of literature and empowerment.

Milestone: Carol R. Virostek (CT ’91) Honored with Named Endowment

Dr. Carol Virostek In The News

Former Berlin teacher honored by national women's group
Berlin Patch  |  Jun 14, 2013  |  Berlin, CT

Additional Information


1996 University of Connecticut PhD

English/Language Arts, Gender Equity, Portfolio Assessment, Reading, State Standards