Nicholas Ferroni

High School Teacher
Union High School

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

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 and revisionist History have made him a sought-after expert on national platforms.

Nick also developed the "Teach the Truth" campaign to incorporate more minority figures and women in Social Studies curriculum. In addition, he helped found his school's GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) and Feminist Club.

Ferroni has become renowned for employing innovative and unique approaches to teaching his students. His social experiment on 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." Nick's fight for women's rights and gender equality earned him awards from both the American Conference on Diversity and The Foundation for Gender Equality.