Deborah Wingreen Named NHPS Teacher of the Year

New Haven's teacher of the year an inspiration to youngsters
By Abbe Smith, Register Staff
Courtesy of New Haven Register
NEW HAVEN — Despite 20 years of teaching kindergartners and first-graders in New Haven, Deborah Wingreen never gets tired of young children.

In fact, they are what keep her going.

“At this age, they are always eager to please you. They give you hugs,” she said.

Wingreen’s enthusiasm for her job as a kindergarten-first-grade teacher at Benjamin Jepson School is obvious as she leads students through song and lesson. For her enthusiasm, along with other exemplary characteristics, Wingreen has been selected as New Haven’s Teacher of the Year.

“I am honored. I am very humbled,” she said.
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