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11/6/2014 - Housatonic Community College Early Childhood Laboratory School teacher honored

Housatonic Community College Early Childhood Laboratory School teacher Karen Papacoda has been named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC).

Papacoda has dedicated 43 years to the field of early childhood education, 17 of them with the HCC Lab School.

“The CAEYC award recognizes the critical difference an outstanding teacher can make in the life of a child,” said Heidi Szobota, lab school director .

Papacoda holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education from Southern Connecticut State University, as well as a Connecticut certification for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.