Whisconier Teacher Honored for 20 Years of Helping Children in Nicaragua

Mrs. Rogalin was recognized for Excellence in Education for her work collecting donations for students in need.

Award presented to Whisconier Middle teacher Pamela Rogalin for Excellence in Education. Photo Credit: Deane Renda
Award presented to Whisconier Middle teacher Pamela Rogalin for Excellence in Education. Photo Credit: Deane Renda
Whisconier Middle School (WMS) teacher Pamela Rogalin was recognized by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) in November for her dedication and contribution to the annual WMS Nicaragua collection.  

For 20 consecutive years, Rogalin has worked with Connecticut Quest for Peace to benefit the children of Nicaragua. Rogalin has single-handedly organized the donations of education kits, health kits as well as summer clothing, backpacks, sneakers, sports equipment, etc., each year.

Thousands of Nicaraguan children live in poverty without housing or basic supplies; they are forced to support themselves and their families primarily by begging. Most cannot afford the one item needed to be admitted to school — a pencil.

Every year, WMS students collect well over 200 boxes of supplies, as well as hundreds of education and health kits. These kits are distributed to the orphanages, homeless and street children by CT Quest for Peace volunteers.  

Rogalin has given so much of her personal time to this annual collection over the years.  Her commitment demonstrates and models the importance of bringing students together for a common purpose.   

To that end, Rogalin was honored at the CAS Recognition of Excellence in Education Celebration at the Aqua Turf Club on Nov. 19.

The Connecticut Association of Schools proudly celebrates this event and publicly acknowledges the outstanding work of teachers and staff for the contributions they have made to our schools across the state.

Based off a release from the Connecticut Association of Schools.
Concerned Citizen December 07, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Mrs. Rogalin is an exemplary educator, and role model for her students. Thank you for your dedication to the children of our community for all of these years!


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