Chip Mosher

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Chip Mosher
Born Chillecothe, Ohio
Occupation Newspaper columnist
Nationality  United States
Genre Nonfiction
Notable awards Nobel Educator of Distinction

Chip Mosher (born in Chillecothe, Ohio) is a poet, high school teacher and newspaper columnist who writes about education and history.

Early life[edit]

At 15, Mosher, who grew up in Northeastern Ohio, spent the 10th grade in a boys' juvenile hall. He graduated in 1965 from Salem High School. In 1969, he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. He attended a master's program at Duke Divinity School from 1969-1972, and he earned a master’s in education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1998.[citation needed]


Mosher was a volunteer teacher in Thessaloniki, Greece from 1972-1974.[1] In 1988, he started teaching history at a high-risk school within the Clark County School District in Las Vegas.

Since 2005, he has written a weekly column titled "Socrates in Sodom" for Las Vegas CityLife, an alternative newsweekly. The tag line at the end of his column states that he is "a simple classroom teacher."[2] He also writes a monthly almanac for CityLife.[3]

As a teacher who writes about the school district he works for, the opinions in his column have been controversial.[4][5][6] He is regularly interviewed by newspapers about education issues.[7][8]

In 2005, he released a CD of poems titled America, Please.


In 2011, Mosher received a Nobel Educator of Distinction Award for "excellence in teaching" from the National Society of High School Scholars.[9]

In 2008, he received a first-place journalism award from the Nevada Press Association for his CityLife education column.[10]

In 2004, he was awarded Honorable Mention for a 2005 Nevada Arts Council fellowship.[11]


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