Emily Bozeman | Resident Fellow, The Elliot K-8 School
Emily Bozeman was born in Cleveland, Ohio and has lived in the Boston area since 1997, where she moved after college. She earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English and Philosophy from Florida State University in 1997. After moving to Boston, she worked in business and academia for several years before pursuing her Master of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2003. She completed her full practicum experience and was hired at Brighton High School, where she taught eleventh grade Special Education English Language Arts for nine subsequent years. During her tenure at Brighton, Emily played an active role in the school’s Instructional Leadership Team. She co-chaired Brighton’s School Site Council for three years, served as Teacher Leader for the Special Education Department and mentored teachers new to the District in her role as New Teacher Developer. Emily co-chaired Brighton’s Steering Committee throughout the multi-year process of accreditation. She has mentored student teachers and pre-practicum students from a variety of local colleges and universities. In 2012, she was a guest speaker for Boston College’s Community of Learners winter event. Emily was awarded the Sontag Prize in Urban Education in 2011 and Boston’s Educator of the Year Award in 2012.