McKay Teacher Biography:
Ms Geraldine Heffernan

Mrs. Heffernan was born in Chicago and attended Our Lady of Peace grammar school and
Mercy High School. She received her Bachelor of Education and teachers certificate from
Chicago Teachers College and her Masters degree and Librarian certification from Chicago
State University.

Widowed since 1983, she has 5 living children: 2 girls and 3 boys. Also 11 grandchildren (3 girls
and 9 boys).

Ever since retiring in 1990, Mrs. Heffernan has enjoyed traveling all over the world. She has taken
land trips to Australia, Hong Kong, London, Ireland, Austria, Germany and Copenhagen. She likes
taking cruises the best however, and has been by ship to the following places: Alaska, New England,
the Caribbean, Hawaii, Tahiti, Panama Canal, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and Russia!

Of all those places to visit, which were your favorites?:
Sydney, Australia and St. Petersburg, Russia

Favorite Book?:
Itís hard to pick a favorite, there are so many, but here are some of my favorite authors:
Diana Gabaldon, J. K. Rowling, John Grisham, Andrew Greeley, Margaret Truman and Steve Martini.

Favorite TV Show?:
West Wing

Please list three memories from your days at McKay?:
1) Taking groups to the concerts at Orchestra Hall.
2) Making a movie with the library club.
3) Audio period when you could bring records to use with headphones in the library.

Favorite current hobbies and pastimes?:
Besides traveling -- ceramics, reading, theater, computers, and driving my new 2003 Corolla.