Alumnus David Bosso Inducted Into National Teachers' Hall of Fame
David Bosso M ’04 was inducted into the National Teachers’ Hall of Fame at a ceremony on June 21 at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Bosso is a social studies teacher at Berlin High School in Berlin, Connecticut, and was recently elected chair of the ENHP Board of Visitors.
The Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional PreK-12 teachers through a museum, teacher resource center, and recognition program that honors five outstanding teachers each year. Bosso and the other 2019 inductees were chosen through a rigorous national selection process from nominees with at least 20 years of full-time teaching experience.
Bosso said, “Encouraging students to become more aware of the world around them, to realize and appreciate multiple sides to every story and every issue, and to begin to get a better sense of their potential as global citizens, are fundamental to the work we do as educators.”
David Bosso, M '04
Encouraging students to become more aware of the world around them, to realize and appreciate multiple sides to every story and every issue, and to begin to get a better sense of their potential as global citizens, are fundamental to the work we do as educators.”
Bosso and the 2019 inductees participated in several days of activities while in Kansas, including the annual re-dedication ceremony of the Memorial to Fallen Educators, which honors teachers who have lost their lives in school tragedies.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University, Bosso received his MEd from the University of Hartford. He subsequently earned his M.A. from Central Connecticut State University and a Doctorate of Education from American International College.
Bosso has earned a number of recognitions throughout his career. In 2012, he received the Connecticut Teacher of the Year award and the National Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year award from the National Council for Social Studies. In 2017, he received the Connecticut Council for Social Studies Addazio Award. Over the course of his teaching career, Bosso has traveled to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe as part of educational delegations for global understanding.
David Bosso M '04 (center rear) with fellow inductees to the National Teachers' Hall of Fame (from left) Richard Knoeppel, Mary Jo Murray, Dyane Smokorowski and Christopher Albrecht.