Educator ‘Leader of the Year’ by CAACE

Danbury educator chosen as ‘Leader of the Year’ by CAACE
Posted on 03/19/2019

Jody Huzina, program facilitator at the Western Connecticut Regional Adult Education center (WERACE) has been named “Leader of the Year’ by the Connecticut Association for Adult and Continuing Education (CAACE).

Each year CAACE, the adult education oversight organization, chooses several outstanding educators, learners and one leader of the year out of hundreds of educators. Huzina was chosen not only for her contribution in Danbury, but also for her volunteerism and work on numerous committees and projects at the state level. She will receive the award at the annual conference March 28.

Huzina has been with Danbury Public Schools for 10 years, the last eight at WERACE. In addition to her role as program facilitator, she also serves as GED and testing program coordinator, grant and financials coordinator, and overall program manager. Most recently, she has focused on community engagement in an effort to expand ESL, transitions and workforce programming. She is a core partner with DanburyWORKS initiative, which is a result of the recent Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; she works closely with the NRWIB to bring more programs to Danbury; and she is part of the CSDE GED Task Force and the Career Pathways Task Force teams.