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Mrs. O'Shea's Farewell

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Dear JCD Families and Community,

Please take a moment to read the below message:

During the past 5 years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to teaching your child/ren physical education and/or health education. I have been blessed with opportunity to create learning experiences to allow your child to begin to understand and explore why health, wellness, and physical activity are fundamental to their success as students and individuals. We have laughed and learned in class, creating countless learning experiences that I know that I will cherish always.

Your child/ren have taught me endless lessons on culture, community, empathy, autonomy, and seeing life through their eyes. I have grown in countless ways as a teacher and as person, I am thankful for all that our school community at John C. Daniels has given me. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach within this unique and diverse learning community.

With that said, I have been speaking to each of my classes regarding me resigning my position here at John C. Daniels, for a new opportunity that is closer to my home and my children. I have explained this change to them and have allowed them to ask questions that are relevant or important to them. I have explained that Mr. Casella will still be here and physical education/health will go on. I will officially be resigned from my position at JCD on October 24, 2019. If you/family have any questions please reach out to myself or administration.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you and your children for allowing me the opportunity to teach, learn, and grow within John C. Daniels, I am eternally grateful.


Mrs. Darcy Blaszczyk-O’Shea


Darcy Blaszczyk-O'Shea is a Physical Education/Health Teacher at John C. Daniels.  Spending her youth and young adult years playing softball and soccer, she has a passion for health and wellness.  She is very active participating in yoga, cycling, and several recreational sports.  Mrs. O'Shea obtain her Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education from Central Connecticut State  University in 2005.  Before teaching in New Haven she spent time teaching High School Physical Education in West Hartford, CT and Elementary Physical Education in Region 14.  Mrs. O'Shea enjoys teaching in an urban community and looks forward to continuing her career here in New Haven.  Mrs. O'Shea will begin her Master's in Teacher's Leadership in the fall of 2017 and follow up with a doctorate in Educational Leadership in the coming years. Until then she is enjoying teaching in the gymnasium of JCD. 

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