My name is Brittney Bliss and I am the new Curriculum Specialist here at Duffy. I started my career in West Hartford in 2009 after graduating from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics. I taught fourth grade for seven years, during which time I was honored to be West Hartford’s Teacher of the Year in 2015. I continued to learn and earned my Master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of Saint Joseph in 2016 and I also earned my sixth year certificate from Central Connecticut State University in Educational Leadership in 2020. For the last four years prior to leaving the classroom, I was teaching first grade.
The role of Curriculum Specialist gives me the unique opportunity to work with staff, students, and families. I am able to use my own experiences from my time in the classroom in both primary and intermediate to help with instruction and the school community as a whole.
From the very beginning, it is apparent what a wonderful community Duffy has with its commitment to the achievement and well being of every member of the community. I look forward to the year and your partnerships. Communication is very important to me, so please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting all of you this year!
Family Math Videos
Meet the New Math
Goal: Teach parents Common Core Math, so they can support their children at home. We will explore Common Core vs. the Good Old Methods.
Video #1: Grade 3, Learning Target: Fluently add within 1,000
Video #2: Grade 3-5, Multiplication and Division Fluency Progressions
Video #3: Grade 4, Multi-digit Multiplication
What are the Connecticut Core Standards?
K-12 academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy adopted by the CT State Board of Education and by states across the country in 2010.
Establish what students should understand, know, and be able to do as they progress through grades K-12
- Curriculum units based on these standards will be implemented in both mathematics and English-language arts in grades K-5 this year
For more information, go to www.corestandards.org