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West Hartford Sign Language Teacher Awarded Fellowship

Mick Posner (center) with Conard High School Principal Julio Duarte (left) and Superintendent of Schools Tom Moore. Courtesy photo

Mick Posner, who teaches American Sign Language at West Hartford’s Conard and Hall high schools, has been awarded a fellowship with the Fund for Teachers.

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Mick Posner, who teaches American Sign Language in West Hartford Public Schools, was recently awarded a fellowship with the Fund for Teachers, a grant program in conjunction with the Ray Dalio Foundation for public school teachers. Only 500 teachers nationwide were selected for this prestigious award.

The fellowship is a self-designed initiative with the overall goal of becoming a better educator.

This July, Posner will travel to Nuuk, Greenland ,to spend a week with their native deaf community learning Inuit Sign Language (ISL), their survival-based culture, history, and ways of life. By becoming a pupil of a unique sign language system and a remote community, Posner plans to use that experience to better understand his West Hartford Public School students’ language acquisition experience as L2 learners.

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