December 21, 2010
CONNETQUOT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
NEW CITIZEN – TEACHER!
Ronkonkoma, NY --- The Connetquot
Teachers Association (CTA) recently congratulated
one of the organization’s newest members on
achieving a life-long dream: of becoming an American
citizen! Elena Vladimirovna Kushins, born in the Bashkortostan
Republic of Russia, began this school year as an ESL
(English as a Second Language) teacher at Connetquot’s
Edith L. Slocum Elementary School in Ronkonkoma. On
November 8th, 2010, Ms. Kushins took the Federal Oath
of Allegiance, and became a naturalized American citizen!
Elena arrived in the U.S. from Russia in 2002 as
part of an international Au Pair program. During her
stay she lived with an American family and attended
college. She would later attend Stony Brook University,
earn her teaching degree and begin a career as an
Congratulations to the CTA’s newest American
citizen: Ms. Elena Vladimirovna Kushins!