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Bridgeport Music Teacher Named Connecticut’s Teacher Of The Year

A Music Teacher at Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport has been named the Connecticut Teacher of the Year. Sheena Graham is the choir director at Warren Harding, while also teaching black history chorale, peer leadership, theatre, piano, and performing arts. Graham graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Western Connecticut State University and earned master’s degrees from St. Joseph University and Southern Connecticut State University. The Ansonia native has...

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Governor Dannel Malloy

A Music Teacher at Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport has been named the Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

Sheena Graham is the choir director at Warren Harding, while also teaching black history chorale, peer leadership, theatre, piano, and performing arts.

Graham graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Western Connecticut State University and earned master’s degrees from St. Joseph University and Southern Connecticut State University.

The Ansonia native has taught in the Bridgeport Public School system since 1983.

After four days at the helm, former California congresswoman Mary Bono, who was picked to lead USA Gymnastics, resigned Tuesday. She was appointed as interim president and chief executive officer of the troubled organization on Friday.

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The lawsuit was filed over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

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