CCSU Honors Local Powerful Women including Annie Fisher STEM Teacher
Published on Mar 3, 2016
The mayor of New Britain, a state senator and a former New Britain High School head coach are among seven women who were honored at Central Connecticut State University’s Women of Influence Gala on Saturday, Feb. 27., among them is Tamika Knight, a 2000 CCSU graduate, is a fifth-grade teacher at the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in Hartford.
The Hartford native has dedicated the last 14 years to her students, school and community. Known for empowering and challenging her students, she was selected in 2012 for a Milken Educator Award, one of the most prestigious teaching awards in the nation.
Ms. KNoight reflects on the award, "The Women of Influence Award is presented to women who have significantly impacted Central Connecticut State University or the wider community, made a significant contribution in the lives of women, diligently promoted women's rights, or have worked tirelessly to educate women. I felt honored to be among such powerful women!! This award brought to my attention the "power" a teacher possesses. As teachers, we can empower or oppress, uplift or discourage, encourage or deter. In any case, our students look to us for guidance and I am committed to helping my students discover who they are."
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