Central Connecticut State University, Berlin Public Schools, and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies are proud to announce that Mr. David Bosso, Social Studies teacher at Berlin High School, has been named the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2012. The formal announcement was made at the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies Fall Meeting, held on October 26 at CCSU.
The NCSS Teacher of the Year qualifications include using “innovative and verified effective instructional strategies and techniques,” incorporating new scholarship into teaching, and demonstrating an “ability to foster a spirit of inquiry and the development of skills related to acquiring, organizing, processing, and using information and making decisions related to both domestic and international matters,” among others.
Writing on behalf of his nomination, Prof. John Tully, the President of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies and Associate Professor of History at CCSU wrote, “I know Dave’s work as a scholar, teacher, and fellow professional for the past five years. In every aspect of his work Dave exemplifies the highest qualities of excellence, dedication, accomplishment, and service.”
Mr. Bosso is currently a teacher at Berlin High School, where he has taught since 1998. He is also the 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year and the 2012 Berlin Public Schools District Teacher of the Year. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from Central Connecticut State University. In 2009, the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies awarded him the Excellence in Social Studies Education Award.