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CT Has a New Milken Educator ... Manuel Zaldivar!Smalley Academy | New Britain, CT | Oct 19, 2016
Still processing the big news, first-grade teacher Manny Zaldivar makes his way to the front of the gymnasium to accept Connecticut's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award as students, staff and guests continue to applaud and cheer. In addition to teaching in the classroom and serving as the school’s first-grade team leader, Zaldivar heads the English Language Development (ELD) team at Smalley Academy, writing ELD curriculum, coaching colleagues, managing and interpreting the school’s ELD data, and presenting his findings to staff, administrators and the board of education. At the district level, he is recognized at as a leader of implementing the ELD model and is expected to take on coaching responsibilities to broaden its impact.
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