Congratulations to Northport High School science teacher Bryan Horan,
who was recently selected as a 2020 Distinguished Teacher by the Harvard
Club of Long Island.
The program, which was created in spring 2005, is designed to
acknowledge remarkable Long Island teachers. Nominees are submitted by
current Harvard undergraduates, reflecting on their high school careers,
and only those selected by a HCLI committee earn the distinguished
title. Among the 50 to 80 teachers nominated per year, only a dozen
teachers from all of Long Island were selected to receive this
prestigious award in 2020.
As a New York State Master Chemistry Teacher and Advanced
Science Research Coordinator, Mr. Horan has prepared countless students
to seamlessly transition to college to pursue further interests in
sciences and research. In fact, his nominator credited Mr. Horan as the
reason that he/she was accepted into Harvard.
“He supported me in every way imaginable, including
encouraging me to push myself harder than I ever had before,” the
nomination letter read. “As a freshman at Harvard today, I apply the
lessons in hard work, kindness and perseverance that he taught me every
District Chairperson of Science Technology and Engineering
Education David Storch said that Mr. Horan engages learners both inside
and outside of the classroom with the excitement, wonder and nature of
science. Additionally, he challenges students to take on science,
technology, engineering and mathematical challenges to discover and
design solutions to real-world problems.
“I am truly blessed to work in a district that provides so
many amazing opportunities that fosters professional development and
growth for both myself and my students,” Mr. Horan said. “I am beyond
proud to be associated with the Northport East-Northport School