Ronald F. Foreso

School:

 

Parsippany High School

Location:

 

Parsippany, New Jersey

Subject(s) taught:

 

Social Studies

Total years in current position:

 

26

Total years as a classroom teacher:

 

26

Career Highlights

  • Foreso wrote and instituted an U.S. Military History program that
    has grown from a popular elective to a full year program. Numerous
    participants have gone on to serve our country, in the armed forces,
    including one who became a military aide to the President of the United
    States.
  • He believes that one of the most important responsibilities of an
    active citizen is community service and that nowhere in life do young
    people gain a greater sense of their own value than when they are
    helping a fellow human being.
  • He and his students created the “Books for Bosnia” campaign which
    included the shipment of 2,000 boxes of school supplies to the children
    of Bosnia.

Education

1970-1972

United States Military Academy

1974

Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, Seton Hall University

1991

Teacher of the Handicapped, Jersey City State College

1999

Post-graduate work, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Teaching Experience

1974-present

9th-12th grade, Social Studies
Parsippany Sr. High
Parsippany, New Jersey

Special Recognition

2000

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1st – 6th edition)

1999

NASA / U.S. Space Academy Right Stuff Award

1999

Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding Citizen of the Year for the State of New Jersey

1999

New Jersey State Teacher of the Year

1998-1999

Parsippany Veterans of Foreign Wars Citizen of the Year

1998-1999

Morris County Teacher of the Year

1998

Inducted into the United States Cavalry’s Order of the Spur

1998

Congressional Citation for “Books for Bosnia” campaign

1997

Lakeland Hills Family YMCA Outstanding High School Educator of the Year

Testimonials

“Teaching by precept and example (as few truly do), Mr. Foreso
inculcates in his students the knowledge that only through service to
others do we make a difference. Only in service to others do we
understand the real meaning of a liberal arts education.”

–Richard J. Konet, Ed.D.,
Principal,
Parsippany High School,
Parsippany, New Jersey

“As a teacher, Mr. Foreso’s greatest virtue is that all of his
virtues are contagious. He teaches not by rote, but by example. Mr.
Foreso commands the utmost respect because of the respect he gives his
students. His passions become his students’ passions.”

–Matthew Wetstein, former student