Paul Brennan teaches Social Studies and Journalism at E.J. King High School in Sasebo, Japan. He received his B.A. from Butler University and Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Accreditation from Arizona Teacher's Institute. He believes, "The most important aspect of the teaching profession is to foster in our students successful strategies to construct deep and personal knowledge of our subjects. Students must be taught to hone their research and inquiry skills, effective techniques in communication, proper utilization of technology, and beneficial collaborative proficiencies." His principal says of Paul, "Students learn about social studies and how social studies fit into our daily lives. As a result, they develop a sense of civic responsibility and pride and of self. Paul understands students and more importantly helps them to understand themselves and their role in society."

2006 winner, Paul Brennan
Paul Brennan
Social Studies and Journalism Teacher
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