Shelton teacher is honored as Local Hero

Shelton High School teacher Dana Jeanette-Kneen, right, is congratulated for receiving a Local Hero Award by School Supt. Freeman Burr, left, and Board of Education Chairman Mark Holden, center, at a recent school board meeting.

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The award from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts recognizes hard work and commitment by outstanding teachers.

Jeanette-Kneen teaches 11th grade English. The Shelton resident previously was a finalist for a statewide Excellence in High School Teaching Award. She’s in her 17th year as an educator.