Philosophy group honors teacher at Radnor High

RADNOR Nominated by his students, Radnor High School teacher Carl Rosin has won an award of excellence in teaching philosophy from the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO).

"Everyone knew Mr. Rosin deserved this award," said senior James Gurian, who nominated Rosin along with senior Louis Esser for the Knisely Award for High School Teachers.

Rosin, who also teaches English, said the award was more meaningful because it came from the students. "I consider it an act of tremendous kindness, through which they told me that my work with them was valuable to them," said Rosin, who has taught at the school for 15 years.

Rosin was recognized for his Topics in Philosophy and Writing class. He was awarded $1,000, a one-year membership in PLATO, and an invitation to speak at the next PLATO conference, which will be held in June 2015 at the University of Washington in Seattle. - Kathy Boccella