John Cheddar

Westfield High School

Instructor of English

Varsity Assistant Wrestling Coach

Varsity Assistant Softball Coach

This year begins my 17th year as a member of the Westfield High School English Department and my 21st year as a teacher. I received my degree in English and American Literature from Hofstra University and did my graduate work at Drew University with a concentration in Contemporary Poetry. At Westfield, I currently serve as the Varsity Assistant Wrestling and Softball coach. Over the years at Westfield, I have worked with Transition Project, Project '79, Folio, I& RS, as well as serving as a member of the District Planning Committee in 2016. I also served as the coordinator of our WHS Visiting Poets Series for 11 years. The program has welcomed Li-Young Lee, Matthew and Michael Dickman, Mark Doty, Marie Howe, Philip Schultz and many others.

Contact Information


Room: 117


Academic Year

Period 1-English 1 Room 117

Period 2-Quiet Study/2nd floor Hall Duty

Period 3-Writing Conference ERC

Period 4-English III Honors 115

Period 5-English III Honors 117

Period 7-English III 117

Period 8-English IA 117 (1st MP only)

Separate Class Calendars can be located on the individual class pages which can be accessed in the upper right hand corner.

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