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West Hartford Sign Language Teacher Awarded Fellowship

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.