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CAHSS Alumni Stories: Ryan Bosson (WLC-Spanish) named CLTA 2021 California Teacher of the Year-Congratulations!

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CSUMB Alum Ryan Bosson (Spanish B.A.)

Congratulations to WLC Alum (Spanish) Ryan Bosson, California Language Teachers' Association (CTLA) 2021 California Teacher of the Year! Ryan is also a team leader of the Monterey Bay World Language Project, led by Professor Yoshiko Saito-Abbott and housed in our School of World Languages and Cultures.

As taken from CTLA:

Ryan Bosson is a dedicated teacher leader from Santa Cruz City Schools. He currently teaches Spanish 1 and Spanish for Heritage Speakers at Soquel High School. Additionally, he is a team leader and proud member of the California World Language Project, Monterey Bay. Over the past three years, Ryan has helped lead efforts with the California World Language Project to develop high-quality global competence pedagogy in the World Language classroom. Ryan is a founding member of Soquel High’s Climate and Culture Equity Subcommittee which aims to center intersectional anti-racist work and eliminate discriminatory systems of power. In recognition of the work Ryan has done as an advisor to the Queer Straight Alliance, he was nominated this year as an Ally to Queer Youth for Santa Cruz County’s Queer Youth Leadership Awards. As a teacher leader, Ryan knows he has much more to learn than teach, and he looks forward to continuing his teaching journey.

Ryan will represent California at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching March 26-28, 2021. Best of luck!