A 50-year veteran of the education industry, Arline Roth Brick is thrilled at her continued success in the field. Her first foray into academia was in college, when she got a job as a day camp counselor and found she really liked the work. Ms. Brick knew she had to pursue it further, so she tutored at The Salvation Army and volunteered in an elementary school in the afternoon physical education programs during college. After college, she worked as a research associate in the education department at the University of Hartford and helped develop the Vista program and the Teacher Core Program between the Hartford Board of Education and the Hartford School System.
From 1969 to 2003, Ms. Brick taught Biology and Psychology at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, Connecticut. During this time, Ms. Brick was elected to the West Hartford, Connecticut, Board of Education for three terms: 1981 to 1985, 1985 to 1989, and 1991 to 1995. She was chosen as the Chairperson of the West Hartford Board of Education from 1986 to 1989 and from 1993 to 1995.
Ms. Brick is currently parlaying her experience into her position at Capital Community College, where she has been an adjunct instructor of human biology since 2003. She plans to continue teaching as long as she is able. Her professional designations include a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hartford and certification as a teacher in the state of Connecticut.
Ms. Brick’s hard work and dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed. She was named Citizen of the Year by the West Hartford Education Association between 1989 and 1990, and was featured in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women. Despite her many accolades, however, the thing she is most proud of is her reputation as a caring and engaging teacher. She loves reconnecting with former students.
When Ms. Brick has free time, she enjoys walking and watching sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.