Bo Cramer is the featured speaker at New Hampton School's 199th Convocation.

199th Convocation Speaker Announced

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New Hampton School is excited to announce that esteemed English faculty member, coach, advisor, and house parent Bo Cramer is the featured speaker for the 199th Convocation. As part of a new tradition at New Hampton School, the faculty member honored with the O’Connor Excellence in Teaching prize at the conclusion of each academic year receives the distinction of speaking during Convocation. Their voice helps lend tone and structure for the year ahead in conjunction with words from our Head of School and the student selected all-school theme.

The O’Connor Excellence in Teaching Prize recognizes a faculty member selected as a strong contributor by demonstrating such attributes as; setting the highest standard for his or her students while not abandoning them to their own resources; nurturing students inside and outside the classroom; and demonstrating a commitment to the student, the school, and the art of teaching. Current students nominate a teacher who is caring, inspiring, and represents the best of New Hampton School.

Convocation speaker Bo Cramer also coaches the Varsity Golf team at New Hampton School
In addition to teaching, advising, and house responsibilities, Bo Cramer serves as head coach for the Varsity Golf team.

O’Connor Distinguished Teaching

With this recent award, Mr. Cramer is recognized as a role model for both our students and faculty. Described as positive, energetic, and thoughtful, he demands the best of his students. Through constructive feedback, he helps students grow their public speaking and analytical writing skills. One student commented, “Despite English not being my favorite subject, my love for it grew in the year that he has been my teacher. I learned a lot about myself and my own abilities and passions through a teacher who is incredibly driven and insightful himself. He has continuously pushed me to be a better version of myself, even beyond the classroom.”

Mr. Cramer is accessible to his students, challenging in the classroom, and passionate about education. Outside of the classroom, he is an outstanding house parent for Veazy House and a respected coach in golf and basketball. His all-around positive presence on campus has endeared him to years of current students.

We look forward to hearing Mr. Cramer’s remarks during Convocation on Sunday, September 1 at 4 pm.

Convocation speaker Bo Cramer received an excellence in teaching award in May 2019.
Bo Cramer received the O’Connor Excellence in Teaching prize at the Senior Awards ceremony on May 24, 2019. Above, the 2018-2019 Student Body Co-Presidents Johnny Beaudet ’19 and Kelly Matthews ’19 stand with him after the event.

More about Bo Cramer

Prior to New Hampton School, Bo Cramer attended Bates College where he majored in English with separate educational concentrations in Economics and Philosophy. He is currently working on his Master of Art’s Degree at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, a summer residential program based in Ripton, Vermont. Outside of school, Bo enjoys staying active by playing golf, basketball, and surfing. He begins his fifth year of teaching at New Hampton School this fall.

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