Bishop Hendricken Principal honored by President at White House

By News Staff

The Principal of Bishop Hendricken was honored by President Obama as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Jay Brennan, recognized as a "Great Educator", attended the ceremony at the White House Tuesday along with "Great Educators" and Teachers of the Year from each state.

Brennan was nominated by Daniel Ferris, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Providence, who said, "Mr. Brennan knows all 900 students by name and something about each of them. They know he is their advocate and best support. His reputation as an educator extends beyond the school community. He leads by serving others and models high expectations, sincerity and humility. He’s a great principal and a great man.” 

Brennan told his faculty and staff, “It is a great honor.  Awards like this only happen when an organization works together to complete a mission.  I share this honor with our entire community, teachers, staff members, administrators, and of course our amazing students."  

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