Mr. Ralph Coffey

Current Position

  • Chairman, Social Studies Department
  • Joined the Cardinal Hayes Faculty in September 2002

Educational/Professional Background

  • M.A. in Teaching of History  Columbia University, Teachers College  January, 1979 
  • B.A. in History/Secondary Education  C.U.N.Y., Queens College  June, 1976
  • New York State Permanent Teaching Certification in Social Studies Grades 7-12  January, 1979

Current Courses

  • Economics 12
  • A.P. U.S. History

Past Courses

  • Global Studies 9, 10
  • U.S. History 11


  • Gold Star Teacher 2010 - 2018 Awarded by W!SE (Working in Support of Education) 
  • Honored for outstanding contributions to the Financial Literacy and Fluency of high school students and for being one of America's Best Financial Educators
  • Teacher of the Year 2015 by the National Honor Society for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to the members of the NHS


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