May 19, 2017

Hartford Courant:
Decoding Dyslexia CT Helps Pass Education Reforms,

“Eight-year-old Dillon Dwelly holds up his hand, making signals to break up each letter as he sounds out the word "cat." This technique helps him better understand words. As a kindergartner, he had trouble rhyming and reading…”

Yankee Institute:
Study: Only 34 Percent Of Connecticut Teachers Get A Full Pension, Nearly Half Get Nothing

“Only 34 percent of Connecticut’s teachers will work until they reach retirement age and get the full value of their pension, according to a new study released by Education Next, a education journal produced by the Hoover Institution. Of new teachers starting out in education, only 55 percent will actually stay in the job for a full 10 years so they are vested in the pension plan. That means the remaining 45 percent of teachers will get no pension benefit at all, not even Social Security credit, for their time spent teaching in Connecticut…”

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.