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More men applying: Meet Donnie Dupree

by Kimberly Primicerio - in Meriden, CT - USA
Donnie Dupree is not your typical elementary school teacher. For starters, he’s male.

Dupree is a first-year kindergarten teacher. He taught in the district last year as a long-term substitute in the first grade and was hired at the end of last year to teach at Israel Putnam School. He’s the district’s only male kindergarten teacher.

“They’re so enthusiastic,” Dupree said about teaching small children. “They’re excited to learn and they want to learn.”