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About Me

Bio:  Michael J. Doherty ‘82


Michael Doherty is a 1982 graduate of St. Joseph Regional High School.  He received his BA in English from Muhlenberg College (PA) in 1982, and returned to SJR teach English, beginning with the 1986-87 academic year.  He earned his Master of Science in Education (School Administration and Supervision) from Iona College (NY) in 1992.  In addition, Michael holds teaching certifications in both New Jersey (Elementary Education; English 7 – 12) and Pennsylvania (English 7 – 12).


During the course of his 32 year tenure at SJR, Michael has taught English and Theology and served as both Vice Principal for Academics and Vice Principal for Discipline.  Since 1994, Michael has served as SJR’s Director of Admissions.


In addition to his duties as Director of Admissions, Michael currently teaches English IV (Honors).


Since 1989 Michael has also served as the Varsity Basketball Coach at SJR.  In 2005 and 2016, Michael was named Bergen County Coach of the Year.  In 2010, he was inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.



Hometown:  I grew up in Northvale, NJ, and have been a resident of West Milford, NJ since 1996.



Fun Fact:  My sons, Matthew (2011) and Patrick (2015), are both graduates of SJR, and my youngest son, Timothy, will follow in their footsteps and enter SJR this September as a member of the Saint Joseph Regional Class of 2023.



What I love about SJR:  Since the first time I entered the hallways of Saint Joe’s in the late 1970’s as a middle school student researching high schools, I knew SJR was special.  That feeling has not changed in the 32 years I have been back working at the school.  Our students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff truly embody the ideals of the Vir Fidelis, and that is something I always want to be a part of my life.