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David Bosso Named Connecticut's Teacher of the Year

Written by Chris Herman

bosso (3).jpgWillimantic, Conn. - David Bosso, a social studies teacher at Berlin High School and a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, was named Connecticut's Teacher of the Year Award on Oct. 18.

Bosso '97 expressed his gratitude for Eastern's faculty and education programs. "The professors in the History and Education Departments were always engaging, insightful, and accessible, and I feel privileged to not only have earned my degree from Eastern, but to have had the opportunity to work with so many excellent professors during my time there," he said.

Earlier this year, Bosso traveled to Ghana through the Department of State's Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program to collaborate with other educators to develop progressive teaching practices in African countries.  He also has traveled to Japan, China and Saudi Arabia as part of educational delegations. These trips were designed to promote a better cultural understanding between countries.

In addition to teaching, Bosso serves on the board of directors of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, and also serves as co-chairman of the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies. This spring, he will travel to Washington, D.C., to meet President Obama and represent Connecticut in the national Teacher of the Year competition.

Bosso was previously recognized by the Connecticut Council of Social Studies and given its Excellence in Social Studies Education award. He earned a bachelor's degree in social studies and history from Eastern; a master's degree in history from Central Connecticut State University; and another master's degree in educational computing from the University of Hartford.   

Connecticut's Teacher of the Year is selected from nominations by 110 of Connecticut's 116 school districts.

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