Cohen receives Outstanding Young Graduate award

Dr. Pat Chrosniak and Dr. Celia Johnson congratulate Brad Cohen, Bradley’s Outstanding Young Graduate 2009.

March 4, 2010

This year’s Founder’s Day celebration was a special one for the Department of Teacher Education because one of its past graduates, Brad Cohen, was recognized as the Outstanding Young Graduate for 2009.

A former second-grade teacher and current school administrator in Georgia, Cohen has received well-deserved recognition from the publication of his book Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had and the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Front of the Class about his life growing up with Tourette syndrome and his struggle to become a classroom teacher. Cohen also has appeared on “The Oprah Show” and CNN, most recently in a story on the camp he founded for children with Tourette syndrome called “Camp Twitch and Shout.”