Daniel Duesing, Treasurer

  • 15 years teaching in HPS
  • Union Rep
  • School Governance Council
  • Lacrosse Coach
  • Activist, food access and sustainability issues

Daniel Duesing has been a Hartford teacher for 15 years.  He began his career at Bulkeley High School. At Bulkeley, Mr. Duesing taught Biology and environmental science.  He also served as an instructional coach for the Second Chance Academy for under-credited, over-aged students. After 8 years at BHS, he transferred to Classical Magnet School where he taught freshman Biology and served as building representative before moving to Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet.   While there, he guided student sustainability initiatives to eliminate styrofoam trays and compost the food waste generated by student lunch service. He also served on the School Governance Council through a new principal search and led a committee to establish a field site for the middle school program.  He believes that teachers must have the resources and respect necessary to develop relationships with students and deliver meaningful instructional opportunities for their students. He has used his free time to improve his own practice and support the work and growth of those around him. This includes working with NextGenCT to develop resources for teachers transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards, working with community groups to push for more equitable school funding, and developing interdisciplinary project-based curricula at each of his schools.