Patrick J. Fahey: Career Highlights

  •  Marshall McLuhan Innovation In Teaching Award (1994)
  • ​IISME Fellowship Award @ Hewlett-Packard (1997)
  • ​Math Department Chair, International Studies Academy (1998)
  • Joseph B. Whitehead Educator Of Distinction Award (2002)
  • NASA Educator Astronaut Teacher Program (2004)
  • SF Mayor's Nomination for Teacher Of The Year Award (2014)
  • International Studies Academy Chess Coach, 5th place (1994), 2nd place (1995), 3rd Place (1996) @ NorCal State Championship
  • Lowell High School Chess Coach, 2nd place (2012), 10th place (2014), 2nd place (2015) @ NorCal State Championship; 1st Place High School Team, S.F. Scholastic Chess Championship

Letters Of Commendation

  • Adena Williams Loston, Ph.D, Chief Education Officer for the Educator Astronaut Program for selection into the "Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers" from NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC    May 6, 2004
  • ​Letter Of Commendation from Governor Of California Gray Davis:  "It is a great pleasure to congratulate you for being selected as a 2002 Coca-Cola Educator Of Distinction.  I commend your extraordinary commitment to the youth of your community.  By raising the promise, performance and potential of your students, you have enriched many young lives.  Your hard work and outstanding contributions have helped to build a brighter future for the next generation of Californians.  On behalf of the people of the State Of California, I extend best wishes for continued success." -Gray Davis, Governor Of California, July 2, 2002  
  • Letter Of Commendation from Congressman Tom Lantos, U.S. House Of Representatives; "Congratulations for being chosen for such a prestigious program.  Please keep me informed as to your future success!"  June 8, 2004
  • Letter of Commendation from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Certificate of Appreciation: "Please accept my sincere congratulations on your selection to this elite group of educators.  Congratulations for this achievement and best wishes for your summer workshop at Johnson Space Center."  June 25, 2004​
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Congresswoman Jackie Speier "In recognition of 25 years of service and diligence as a teacher at Lowell High School.  The dedication you provided for your students has empowered and inspired the future leaders of our community.  The leadership you displayed will be a model of success for others to emulate.  Enjoy your much deserved retirement!"  May 30, 2014
  • California State Legislature, Certificate of Recognition from Assembly Member Tom Ammiano.  "We deeply appreciate your work as an educator and wish you a fulfilling and joyous retirement."  May 30, 2014
  • Certificate Of Outstanding Recognition "is awarded to Patrick Fahey--Mathematics Instructional Leader--on this 30th day of May, 2014 for his 25 years of commitment to the field of education and dedication to his students, parents and staff at Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA" from Andrew Ishibashi, Principal, May 30, 2014