White House Honors for Bishop Hendricken Principal

This post was contributed by Margaret Kaplow, NCEA Public Relations Manager.

Joseph (Jay) Brennan principal of Bishop Hendricken and wife Diane Brennan in line at White House

Joseph (Jay) Brennan principal of Bishop Hendricken and wife Diane Brennan in line at White House.

Bishop Hendricken High School principal, Joseph (Jay) Brennan, was honored at the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award ceremony at the White House on May 3.  This year, in addition to the winning teacher, President Obama invited finalists from around the country to the White House ceremony. Recognizing this year as the last year the President will host this event, he wanted to include “Great Educators” nominated by each state.  Among them was Jay Brennan, a Catholic school principal from Warwick, Rhode Island and the only educator chosen out of 33 entries submitted to the Council for American Private Education (CAPE). Daniel Ferris, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Providence, nominated him.

Our congratulations to Mr. Brennan and our thanks to everyone who nominated outstanding educators for the event.  CAPE submitted a total of 33 names to the White House for consideration.