Carolyn Ivanoff is an assistant principal at Shelton Intermediate School in Shelton Connecticut. Carolyn graduated summa cum laude from Sacred Heart University with a B.S. in Business Administration and History. She holds an M.A. in Education and a sixth-year degree in school administration. Carolyn is a versatile, proficient educator with over 25 years of experience in a variety of educational settings in public schools, as a high and middle school administrator, departmental chair, teacher leader, adult education, workplace environments, and software training for schools and industry.
She presently serves as an adjunct student teaching supervisor at Sacred Heart University. Carolyn served as vice president and is a former president of the Shelton Administrative Council, CFSA Local 27. She currently serves as the CFSA General Executive Board Member at Large. She also serves on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations and is a co-chair of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies Public Affairs Committee.
Formerly appointed by CFSA as the co-chair of the Social Security Review Committee along with past CFSA Vice President Paul Rebot to pursue Social Security fairness for educators in Connecticut, Carolyn hopes to renew that activism with current CFSA leadership. Carolyn has been an advocate of Connecticut’s rich historical legacy for many years and writes and speaks frequently on Connecticut and American History topics.
In 2003, Carolyn was named Civil War Preservation Trust’s Civil War Preservationist Teacher of the Year. In 2010 she was one of a national panel of eight teachers who wrote the Civil War Trust’s national Civil War curriculum. She has been a speaker at the National Social Studies Conference in Washington, DC, and at the North East Regional Conference on the Social Studies (NERC) in Sturbridge, MA, the Kentucky Social Studies Council, the Civil War Trust’s annual Teacher’s Institute, as well as numerous State and local venues.
As an educator and administrator Carolyn partners with teachers and community organizations on curriculum initiatives, grant writing, and educational programming. She is committed to partnering with, and collaborating with community, state, and national historical, preservation, and educational organizations to provide academic and civic involvement opportunities for students and educators. Carolyn develops, authors, and presents a variety of educational and professional development programs for schools and organizations. In 2010 and 2011 and 2013 the Connecticut League of History Organizations recognized the quality of educational programs with Awards of Merit.