Robert Coleman

Middlebury, CT | Years Taught: 1960 – Present

Robert has brought knowledge, hope, and similar memorable experiences to at-risk students in a two-room basement of an old elementary school as part of the Alternative Education Program in Middlebury, Connecticut. Robert’s Alternative Education Program focuses on meeting the needs and abilities of the troubled students, rather than on behavior modification. His “one-room electronic schoolhouse” is so named because of its reliance and emphasis on current technology.

Additional Recognition

  • 1994 • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
  • 1993 • National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundations
  • 1993 • Excellence in Education Award from the Burger King Corporation
  • 1993 • Walt Disney American Educator Award finalist
  • 1993 • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
  • 1993 • Educational Policy Fellowship – Institute for Educational Leadership
  • 1992 • Connecticut Teacher of the Year International Space Academy Fellowship from NASA and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • 1990 • ASSET (Apple Sponsored Special Education Technologist) of the Year