Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science- University of Kansas Masters in Educational Leadership- Emporia State University
Mr. Steve Heffernan
I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. My educational career began at Hamilton Middle School in Wichita where I taught biology. I then taught at Wichita Collegiate and Bishop Miege High School before coming to Free State. I have been a part of the Free State family since the school opened in 1997. From 1997-2013 my responsibilities included teaching several levels of chemistry and biology. I also coached our cross country and track and field teams. Beginning in 2013 I moved into the role of associate principal. Some of my duties include working with our special education department, science department and serving as our technology liaison with the district. Coaching remains a passion of mine, and I am fortunate enough to continue coaching cross country.
My hobbies include running, golfing and serving as caretaker of Rim Rock Farms.
My wife Andrea works in the district as a Speech Language Pathologist and I have two sons, Owen and Eli who also attend Lawrence Public Schools.