Contratulations to Kieran Walsh Hefner’s 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. This is Kieran’s third year with the Putnam City family as a Special Education teacher. He started his teaching career in 2012 teaching History at St. Clements high school in the UK. He studied a joint History and English Literature degree at the University of Sheffield (UK) where he spent a year abroad studying at the University of Oklahoma. It was during that year that he fell in love with Oklahoma and eagerly wanted to return. After finishing his bachelor of arts Kieran completed a masters in History Education at the University of East Anglia(UK) with a focus on secondary schools. In 2013, he was fortunate enough to be accepted onto the Special Education master’s program at the University of Central Oklahoma which he completed in 2015. Kieran lives for experiencing and learning new cultures and travelling around the world.