MMs. Wahlberg, who grew up in Farmington, is a Connecticut-certified teacher with a social studies endorsement in secondary education. She also holds a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from St. Joseph’s University, a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Slavic and Eastern European studies from the University of Connecticut. Before coming to Porter’s, Ms. Wahlberg maintained a private family therapy practice in Avon, Connecticut for 10 years before teaching history and political science for eight years at The Master’s School in West Simsbury, Connecticut. As a teacher, she has been awarded two classroom grants from the University of Connecticut to develop student awareness on international human rights issues. Last year, she represented Miss Porter’s School on the Connecticut Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to commemorate the ratification of the 19th amendment. Dedicated to social justice, she encourages her students to “finish this fight” by fostering equity and inclusion for all people. Ms. Wahlberg teaches AP European History, International Relations, International Human Rights, 9th Grade Global History, and The Cold War. In addition, Ms. Wahlberg is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut which affords Miss Porter’s students the opportunity to earn college credit through the Early College Experience Program. A life-long learner, Ms. Wahlberg enjoys international travel, horses, and cooking. Her enneagram personality type is “7”, which explains her contagious excitement and energetic dedication to planning fun off-campus excursions and meaningful field trips for students. She is also very proud of her dual citizenship (US/Canada) and conversational fluency in Norwegian. She lives off campus with her husband, three children, and two sassy Boston Terriers. Her daughter, Skyler MPS’ 23, is a day student.