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Raquel is an award-winning educator and active community member. Her extensive experience in the education world and her passion to support students of all languages makes her a qualified candidate for the Board of Education.

Raquel Hernandez Bonessi
Board of Education
District 4

Professional Experience

Honors and Awards

  • Masters in Elementary Bilingual-Bicultural Education

  • Connecticut certification in Educational Administration

  • 14 years, World Language Supervisor/Teacher

  • 3 years Educational Consultant

  • 3 years Supervisor for Curriculum and Professional Development at Milford Public Schools

  • 7 years Teacher and Curriculum & Staff Developer

  • 4 years Supervisor of English Language Learners K-12

  • Remedial Reading/Remedial Language Arts Certification

  • Certified for Reading Consultant

  • ​Participant Connecticut Mastery Test-Fairness Committee

  • Multi-lingual ability to communicate with students, parents, staff, central office, and community at large

  • Evaluation Status: “Exemplary”

  • Stamford 2020 Teacher of The Year Semifinalist

  • Stamford Spotlight Award

  • Title I Literacy Awards, Waterbury Public Schools

  • Institute for Educational Innovation for Educational Excellence Award – New Haven Schools

  • TAPS Award – New Haven Public Schools

  • Roberto Clemente Teaching Award – New Haven Public Schools

  • Phi Sigma Iota -Award for World Languages

  • Nelson E. Guertin -Award for World Languages

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