Ms. Sierra-Halla grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut with her mother, father, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She attended Central Connecticut State University, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in special education. Ms. Sierra-Halla always knew she was going to be a teacher. She proudly followed in her father's footsteps, who was the first Latino professor at CCSU. She began her teaching career 27 years ago in the Hartford Public Schools and has taught pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. She quickly realized that early childhood was her passion, and has been teaching the youngest learners ever since! She was named Teacher of the Year at McDonough School in 2011. Ms. Sierra Halla believes that the school is a perfect match for early childhood learning, as there are many opportunities for hands-on experiences. She lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut with her husband and two teenage boys. She enjoys reading, camping, cooking for family and friends, as well as gardening.
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