Thomas Fallon

Blackwood, NJ | Years Taught: 1977 – Present

Thomas and his students have preserved precious records and fostered an awakening in the community’s past with a renewed pride by mapping, recording, and analyzing vital information retrieved from headstones of local church yards and cemeteries. As a result of his students’ efforts and publicity concerning their reclamation efforts, students have been contacted by descendants inquiring about their ancestors. Fallon is featured in the U.S. Department of Education’s video to educate teachers and the general public about Goals 2000. He sees the need to empower and foster apprentice educators and so encourages and promotes teaching career choices to high school and college students through the Beginning Teacher Induction Program at Rowan College. Fallon developed, wrote and delivered curriculum presentations to serve as intervention and reduction of drug use by inner-city school children through the Army National Guard of New Jersey.

Additional Recognition

  • 1997 • Head of New Jersey delegation to an education conference in Beijing, China
  • 1995 • New Jersey Teacher of the Year
  • 1993 • New Jersey Teacher of the Year/History
  • 1988 • Governor’s Teaching Award
  • 1985 • Glouster Township Outstanding Teacher
  • 1985 • New Jersey Medal of Honor
  • 1974 • Kodak National Film Maker Award
  • 1973-75 • New Jersey Filmmakers Award