Title and Organization:
Christopher Poulos, Connecticut’s 2007 Teacher of the Year, currently teaches Spanish and serves as Instructional Leader for the Humanities at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT. He is a National Board Certified Teacher. Chris previously worked for two years in a hybrid role, splitting his time between teaching in his district and working alongside policymakers as a Teacher Leader-in-Residence at the Connecticut State Department of Education. In 2017, Chris was elected and has since served as a member of the Town Council in his hometown of Southington, CT. He is a board member of both the National Network of State Teachers of the Year and the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Council. In 2016, Chris earned a Fund for Teachers Fellowship grant that enabled him to attend the Pursuing the Good Life Alumni Seminar in Sitges, Spain. Previously, he was a Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow and a member of the inaugural Teacher-Leader Fellowship hosted by the Aspen Institute. Poulos holds a Sixth Year in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut, a Masters degree in Spanish Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond.