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West Hartford Teacher Joins Connecticut Hockey Team

ASD teacher Micaela Long. Submitted photo

A history teacher from American School for the Deaf will play for a Connecticut hockey team.

ASD teacher Micaela Long. Submitted photo

ASD teacher Micaela Long. Submitted photo

Submitted by Rennie Polk, American School for the Deaf

Micaela Long, a history teacher in the PACES Program, a behavioral program for deaf students at the American School for the Deaf, recently signed with the National Women’s Hockey League’s Connecticut Whale team. She is extremely excited to be able to continue playing hockey while working full time.

Micaela originally played for the CWHL’s Boston Blades while she was in graduate school getting a master’s degree in Deaf Education, and left when a teaching opportunity in Connecticut was available. She missed playing hockey and became an assistant coach at her alma mater, Pomfret School, last season.

When she heard about the league opening a club in Connecticut, Micaela jumped at the chance to play again. She joins many of her former teammates and looks forward to a successful first season.

Jeff Bravin, Executive Director was pleased to hear of Micaela’s selection, “ASD is proud of the hard work Micaela has put in being both as a teacher and athlete, and with this new opportunity, she will be a role model for many of our students here.”

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