Bishop Hendricken principal honored at the White House

Jay Brennan with Secretary of Education John B. King

WASHINGTON (WPRI) — The principal of Bishop Hendricken High School was honored for his public service at the White House on Tuesday.

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, President Barack Obama welcomed the Teachers of the Year from each state as well as “Great Educators” from around the country, which included Hendricken Principal Jay Brennan.

“It is a great honor,” he told his faculty and staff. “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.”

Brennan was nominated for the honor by Daniel Ferris, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Providence.

“Mr. Brennan knows all 900 students by name and something about each of them,” Ferris said in a statement. “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.”

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