This post was contributed by Joe McTighe, Executive Director of the Council for American Private Education (CAPE).
To close the loop on the outstanding educators event at the White House, we received word last night (see below) that the nominee from the Rhode Island CAPE, Joseph T. Brennan, has been selected to attend an event with President Obama on May 3 honoring great educators. Mr. Brennan is principal at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI. Here’s the bio submitted on his behalf:
Mr. Brennan knows all 900 students by name and something about each of them. They know he is their advocate and best support. He is also firm, fair and just. The students respect him. The faculty respect him. The parents have complete respect for him. He embodies the mission of the school in thought, word and deed. He understands teaching and learning and like any good principal he is the principal or first teacher in the school. He is a man of virtue and integrity. He is always present and present for anyone who needs him. He consistently excercises excellent judgment. His reputation as an educator extends well 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.
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 WH for consideration.