The New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies (NHCSS) has announced its choice of ConVal High School teacher Eric Bowman as the recipient of the 2016 Donald R. Marquiz Memorial Teacher of the Year Award.
Social Studies chair Nancy Gagnon visited Bowman’s classroom at the end of the school day on Friday to read the official declaration and to share some of the statements that had been made in support of Bowman’s nomination. Bowman was recognized for his inspired teaching style, for his role as a mentor in the department, for his continued leadership of Student Council, for his successful coaching of students in co-curricular opportunities like History Bowl and Granite State Challenge, and for his untiring work in the community.
Students spontaneously applauded when the announcement was made and congratulated him on the prestigious award. As one of the students had written in her support of Mr. Bowman’s Teacher of the Year nomination: “Before I came to ConVal, I didn’t appreciate the opportunities that I was given by my teachers at school. I didn’t recognize how incredible learning is or how much I could truly love it. Mr. Bowman is one of the teachers that I have had that made me realize this.”
Congratulations, Mr. Bowman, on the award and thank you for all you do to inspire our students!