The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) has named Joe Cossette (MEd ’16) its 2023 Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding high school physics educators who demonstrate the impact and value of physics teacher preparation programs.
According to PhysTEC, “Cossette is an exceptional leader in his department, school, district, and the field of physics teaching at large. In his nine-year career, Cossette has created a hands-on learning environment for physics students. By meeting students where they are, engaging them in deep discussion, and using humor and song in addition to direct instruction, he has been able to make physics an accessible and enjoyable experience.