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Wendy Delson

Cloonan Middle School
Orchestra Teacher

My name is Wendy Delson, and I am the String Orchestra teacher at Cloonan, Rippowam, Turn of River and Scofield middle schools in Stamford, CT. I teach beginning strings, advanced string orchestra as well as chamber orchestra to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. In addition to teaching, I am a cellist and pianist who performs at many different venues as often as possible. Having passed the Level 1 exam, I am also a Google Certified Educator.


I became certified as an educator later in life, following different career paths before combining teaching and performing to find a career that I love. For many years I was a magazine editor at Weight Watchers and American Baby magazines as well as the editor for corporate communications at RCA. After the birth of my two sons, I was a stay-at-home mom, shuttling my two sons to soccer and baseball and cello lessons. Now they are grown--one lives near me and the other lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. A few years after starting in Stamford, I went back for my first master’s degree and received an MS in Education from University of Bridgeport. In 2017 I earned my second Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. I am now a dedicated public school teacher who considers her students’ education and well-being as paramount.


My teaching career began 20 years ago at Temple Israel in Westport, CT, where I taught all grades from 3 through 7 in this extra-curricular religious school. After a conversation with an old friend who also became a teacher after her kids were grown, I decided to return to grad school for my certification. In 2010 I was offered my current position in Stamford. In addition to my daily teaching schedule, I am the lower-strings coach for the Young Artists Philharmonic youth orchestra. I am also the co-coordinator of our district String Festival, which combines students from our elementary, middle and high schools. I adjudicate state and regional festival for CMEA and am active in the Fairfield County String Teachers Association, serving as the co-chair of their annual county-wide string festival.  

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 16