Paraeducator Of The Year

Caroline Turek


Derynoski Elementary School
2019-2020

Timothy Connellan, Superintendent of Schools has announced that Ms. Caroline Turek, Paraeducator at Derynoski Elementary School, has been chosen as the 2020 Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year for the Town of Southington. Ms. Turek’s name has been submitted to the Connecticut State Department of Education and the School Paraeducator Advisory Council, as a nominee for the 2020 Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year.

Caroline was hired in August 1997 as a part-time paraeducator at Derynoski Elementary School. In August 1999, she was offered a full-time position at Derynoski Elementary School.

Her colleagues describe her as a valuable team player with all the characteristics and skills needed to be an outstanding paraeducator. She coaches students on how to be good friends to one-another and helps them with coping skills. Ms. Turek provides a safe and happy learning environment and is a great friend and colleague.

The Southington Public Schools are proud to be represented by Caroline Turek as our 2020 Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year.

  • 2019-2020 Caroline Turek
  • 2018-2019 Anne Lippincott
  • 2017-2018 Edit Costanzo
  • 2016-2017 Deb Stevens
  • 2015-2016 Andrea Cerboni
  • 2014-2015 Deb Bender
  • 2013-2014 Cathy Riccio
  • 2012-2013 Barbara Perretta