Wendy Halsey: 2007

Montville High School, Montville, CT

Wendy Halsey, of Montville, CT, has been named the 2007 recipient of the Mystic Seaport Orion Award for Excellence.

This year, through Halsey’s initiative, a new course was introduced at Montville High School, “Maritime Literature.” Halsey created the syllabus that includes the works of Homer, Joseph Conrad and Patrick O’Brien. Field trips, including a visit to Mystic Seaport, were also incorporated into the curriculum. Halsey, through her own generosity, purchased the materials needed to educate her students.

During her teaching career in the Montville school district, Halsey has been the poetry club advisor, a tutor at Mitchell College, served on several Montville High School committees and is involved in the Connecticut Writing Project at the University of Connecticut.