Nicholas Ferroni

Nicholas Ferroni is a high school teacher and nationally recognized social activist who educates, mentors and inspires students to reach their goals while driving a national dialogue about education reform.


Recently named “Upstander of the Year” by the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) for his outspoken advocacy and support for LGBTQ youth, Nick was also noted as one of the “100 Making a Difference” and  one  of the ” Most Influential Educators In America .” His expertise and strong opinions about education have made him a sought after  expert  on nationally known platforms including ABC’s ‘The View,’ MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and more.


As a history teacher to mostly lower income students in his hometown of Union, New Jersey, Nick developed a “Teach the Truth” campaign to incorporate more minority figures in social studies curriculum, as well as including the history of the Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights movement. In addition, he helped found his school’s Gay Straight Alliance and Feminist Club.


Ferroni has become renowned for employing innovative and unique approaches to teaching his students. His social experiment on the importance of gender equality in politics went viral, garnering the attention of news outlets and television programs nationwide . The View’s Whoopi Goldberg called it “The best social experiment ever.”


While Ferroni is often recognized for his ability to spark dialogue about the educational system, the most unique catalyst came from People Magazine, who named him “Sexiest Teacher Alive” as part of their “Sexiest Men Alive” issue. A lifetime advocate of health and fitness, Nick was also named  one  of Men’s Fitness Magazine’s “Fittest Men in the World,” an honor generally reserved for prominent athletes and actors.


Ferroni just released an already controversial PSA, “Preach What You Practice,” calling upon today’s top professional athletes and reminding them of their obligation as a role model to help improve the nutritional health of America’s youth.


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