Richard Therrien Named State's Outstanding Science Supervisor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, May 9, 2011
 
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
NHPS ADMINISTRATOR NAMED CT OUTSTANDING SCIENCE SUPERVISOR FOR 2011
 
                  The Connecticut Science Supervisors Association (CSSA) has bestowed on New Haven Science Supervisor Richard Therrien its 2011 Fred Scimone Award for Connecticut Outstanding Science Supervisor.
 
 
                  Therrien received the award on April 27 at CSTA/CSSA’s annual Science Educators Awards Dinner. Therrien accepted the award before numerous New Haven educators and community members who attended. The New Haven Board of Education will recognize Therrien’s achievement at its May 9 meeting.
 
 
                 Therrien oversees the New Haven Public Schools’ science programs from kindergarten to 12th grade. He has been supervisor of science in the New Haven Public Schools for five years.
 
                 “I’m deeply honored to have received this award,” Therrien said. “I thank all the educators who have inspired me, especially New Haven public school teachers who work so hard to educate students. I am grateful to district administrators and our many important community partners for their strong support, allowing us to build an outstanding science program. Science education is more important than ever, providing students with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.”
 
 
                 “Richard richly deserves this honor,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo said. “He has put science front and center in our schools. As a former science teacher, I know just how important that is and how good Richard is at his job. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, our science programs are second to none.”