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Edward Henke (PA '97)


At the time of the Award, Edward Henke was:

Langley High School
Pittsburgh, PA

Subject(s) taught: Physics
Grade(s): 11, 12

Biographical Information

A 38-year veteran of education, Edward Henke has taught physics for the last 35 years in the Pittsburgh School District, retiring from Pittsburgh Langley HS in June 2009. At the time of retirement, Mr. Henke was an Instructional Teacher Leader in Science, the Physics Curriculum Writer for the Pittsburgh School District and a full time physics teacher. Prior to Langley HS, Mr. Henke taught for ten years at Pittsburgh Westinghouse HS where enrollment in physics classes increased almost tenfold during his first three years. It was there that Mr. Henke taught his students to write computer programs in FORTRAN and helped the school become the first high school in Pittsburgh to create Internet accounts for its students. Mr. Henke's best-known program is the amusement park physics test in which students use Pittsburgh's Kennywood Park, as an outdoor physics laboratory.

Additional Information


1972 University of Pittsburgh, B.S-Education: University of Pittsburgh, Master of Arts in Teaching

Computers, Internet, Science,Physics