Sacred Heart Academy teacher, Daniel McGeeney, is the recipient of the distinguished Loretta Peter Mudd Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Sacred Heart Academy award was established in 1999 in memory of Loretta Peter Mudd, a 1931 graduate and former teacher. The award recognizes a full-time teacher who demonstrates dedication to every student's learning and full human development. The recipient is knowledgeable in his or her field and holds students to high expectations of achievement. The recipient also demonstrates service to others and inspires students to do the same. Teachers are nominated by their peers, students, parents, and staff.
One nominator said, "Mr. McGeeney's classroom is an academic and intellectual community where all students understand a wrong answer is not something to be ashamed or embarrassed of, but is the first step toward understanding."
McGeeney is in his sixth year of service at Sacred Heart Academy. He teaches IB Physics SL, Honors Physics and CP I Physics. Outside of the classroom, McGeeney serves as the VEX Robotics Club Moderator, STEM Coordinator, Chess Club Moderator and Faculty Council member.