This award is an amazing honor. It provides me with a very public opportunity to give my heartfelt thanks to my family, friends, students, and district for their support. I would also like to thank all of the teachers, professors, and coaches in my life who have helped me to grow. I love to learn, especially about mathematics and computer science. I feel quite blessed to have a career that lets me use this passion to help others.

Jacqueline Corricelli West Hartford, CT | 7-12, Mathematics, 2013

Jacqueline Corricelli has been a public school educator for 12 years. She has spent the last five years teaching at Conard High School where she currently teaches 9th-12th grades in AP Computer Science, Geometry, and CS Principles. Prior to this, she taught at East Windsor High School. Jackie believes that high school students at all levels can, and should learn computer science.  Jackie sees computer science as a way to help students create with mathematics. Supported and inspired by her family, students, supervisor, and coworkers, she sought approval, pursued training, and designed curriculum to offer Advanced Placement Computer Science A (APCS-A) and Computer Science Principles for the first time in her school system. Jackie's passion for computer science education goes beyond the classroom. She is a member of the Connecticut State Department of Education CS Advisory Group created to improve access to and define computer science education at the state level. She is endorsed and receives ongoing training from the College Board as a Pilot Instructor for CS Principles. Jackie has a B.A. in math and statistics from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in mathematics secondary education from Westfield State University. She is a certified secondary mathematics teacher. She and her family reside in East Granby.