Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
New Jersey Teacher of the Year Program
Brennan HeffernanSchool/District: Northern Highlands Regional High School - Northern Highlands Regional High School District
Grade Level: 11th
Brennan Heffernan graduated with a Bachelorís degree in History from Siena College and received a Masterís degree in history from Rutgers University. He began his career as a history teacher in 2003. Since 2007, he has taught at Northern Highlands Regional High School. While at Northern Highlands, he coached girls volleyball and boys lacrosse and advised numerous clubs. One of Brennanís favorite moments as an educator came in the summer of 2009, when he and twelve of his students trekked throughout Tanzania for four weeks and did a service project in a small village.