John Heffernan

John Heffernan is a third-grade teacher for Forest View Elementary in Durham County and 2004 Fulbright Memorial Scholar. Mr. Heffernan has taught elementary school for the past ten years in both North Carolina and New York City. Mr. Heffernan and his Mentor, Dr. Ronan Plesser of Duke University’s, College of Physics, will work together on curriculum resources engaging students in inquiry-based activities to expand their knowledge of the properties of light and the observable patterns of the Earth, Sun, and Moon.