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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

(Norwalk ACTS)

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.

Shout Out to the Norwalk River Rowing Association (NRRA), a member of Norwalk ACTS’ TEAM Summer, for hosting and funding a unique summer learning experience for 27 youth from the Hall Neighborhood House (HNH) in Bridgeport. According to Rachel Smith, HNH Youth Services Director, who participated in NRRA’s outreach program more than a decade ago, participation in after school sports and rowing in particular, fights the growing childhood obesity epidemic and gives youth a safe place to interact with their peers.

“I learned a lot from rowing … it teaches you patience and teamwork and I wanted to provide that same learning experience for my campers,” she explained. HNH works to educate, enrich and empower the lives of its area residents, as well as promote a love for learning, so youth will thrive in school, college, work and beyond.

Shout Out to Roton Middle School Special Education Teacher Dr. Robert Seferian, who has been selected as Norwalk’s Teacher of the Year. Dr. Seferian will represent Norwalk Public School teachers in Connecticut’s 2018 Teacher of the Year program, which celebrates excellence in public education.

Among his many achievements throughout his nearly 30-year tenure with Norwalk Public Schools, Dr. Seferian (along with administrators and colleagues) implemented the new middle school redesign plan for sixth grade at Roton; led a groundbreaking initiative focused on co-teaching strategies for high needs students; and launched ENCORE, programming at the middle school level that provides enrichment, exploration and application of the core curriculum for students. Congratulations!

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