2019 Maine Teacher of the Year: Joseph Hennessey

Joseph HennesseyJoe Hennessey is an English teacher at Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford, Maine. During his tenure at PCHS, Mr. Hennessey has developed and implemented six new interdisciplinary literature-based curricula with emphases on active reading strategies, analytical writing, vocabulary and grammar application exercises, and formal public speaking. Additionally, with colleagues in the Social Studies department, he has co-developed and co-taught an annual Project-Based global affairs course and currently serves as a member to the Camden Conference in the Classroom Committee. He was selected by his students as the Faculty Speaker in 2015 and 2018 and received the Yearbook Dedication in 2016 and 2018. In 2013-2014 he was named the Teacher of the Year at Collegiate Academy of Colorado. Mr. Hennessey is a Graduate with Distinction in Humanities from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.