Hoboken teacher noted for 9/11 curriculum

Hoboken Teacher Joe Golossi recognized by WTC Tribute Center

Did you know that a Hoboken teacher was one of only 10 teachers across the country who recently received “the certificate of merit for creating an exemplary educational project about 9/11?”

That’s right – 8th grade teacher Joe Golossi – who works at the Elysian Charter School was one of the select few to be honored by the World Trade Center Tribute Museum for his teachings on the 9/11/2001 “terror” attacks.

His educational approach to the attacks was through a curriculum that focused on creative writing. Students cited various sources and individual’s personal viewpoints when writing the stories.

“All of the adults my students have contact with were personally affected, and while it’s important to gather the facts and data about history, nothing beats making a valuable learning experience by having my students make a personal and emotional connection to this history from someone who lived through it – but likely watched it as well,” said Golossi.

Elysian Charter School director Harry Laub (picture on the far right, next to Golossi and Dennis Farrell of the WTC Tribute Center Museum) said “we’re proud of Joe’s work.”

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Congrats Joey.


Congratulations Joe!

You are a great teacher even without the award.