High School - Social Studies Teacher Hana Hecht » About Hana

About Hana

Born in Tokyo, Japan, the oldest of six siblings, Hana lived all around the world, before her family finally settled in Teaneck, NJ. She graduated summa cum laude from William Paterson University with a B.A. in History and Studio Art. After getting married, Hana earned an M.A. in Social Studies Education at Rutgers’s Graduate School of Education.
 
Having taught in the public schools for the last 16 years, Hana's classes included all levels of the Social Studies curriculum from grades 7-12. Her primary specialty for the last 15 years has been U.S. History, Government and Politics, including preparing students for the AP U.S. Government exam for the last 7 years. In addition, Hana has also sponsored extracurricular activities, such as Debate, the NCSY Jewish Student Union, and coordinating student volunteers for election polling. Hana was a 2014 recipient of the Henrico 21 Award for innovative lesson development for Henrico County, Virginia and guided students to become 2019 Virginia State Champions for the nationally recognized Project Citizen Program. Hana spends her spare time with her family, crocheting, and painting.