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Lisa Cordova, of Glastonbury, teaches kindergarten at the Glastonbury East Hartford Magnet School. Cordova just completed her 30th year teaching, with the final few months of the school year taught virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is pictured at her home, June 25, 2020. Cloe Poisson /

Cordova hopes to get back into the classroom for the upcoming school year but understands the limitations imposed by the pandemic. “There’s no joy in distance learning,” she said. “My heart wants to go back so badly but my head wonders if it’s safe to go back to the classroom.”

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