Matt Presser

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New teachers need professional support to help them succeed. As a young middle school teacher in New Haven, Matthew Presser has experienced the value of mentoring firsthand.

“The mentoring I’ve received has encouraged me to stay in the profession,” says Matthew. “I am able to learn from so many amazing, experienced teachers who are focused on students’ needs, just like I am.”

Make sure that mentoring and professional development are part of education reform.

AFT CT (American Federation of Teachers Connecticut) is committed to improving the quality of education for every child in the state. Education reform issues like teacher tenure, teacher certification, teacher evaluations, early childhood education, charter schools, school funding and more need input from all educators. PreK-12 teachers, paraprofessionals and school related personnel are working every day to improve learning and help students to grow. From urban schools in Connecticut, such as Hartford, New Britain, New Haven and Meriden, to suburban schools, such as, Bloomfield, Simsbury and Waterford,  to regional school districts, our members are working to provide quality education.