Career dedicates gymnasium to former teacher who passed away

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–Career High School has dedicated its gymnasium to a former teacher who passed away almost a year ago.

The gymnasium now bears Jonathan Heller’s name. The former business teacher and volleyball coach made a big impact in the school up until his death last year. The dedication happened thanks to the hard work of senior Azhaleia Reyes. Her senior project was to make this happen, and after a year of hard work, it all came together on Friday.

“His name now will be cherished, students will now question, ‘who is Jonathan Heller what has he done, what has he contributed to this school?'” Reyes said. “It really brings me warmth and just knowing that I’ve been able to facilitate that really just marks the beginning of something amazing for the future.”

What a tremendous honor that will live forever at Career High School. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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