Math and science teacher from Long Island to compete on 'Survivor'

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Joining the cast of the 39th season of "Survivor" is a fourth grade math and science teacher from Long Island.

CBS announced Monday that Tommy Sheehan, 26, will compete on "Survivor: Island of the Idols."

Sheehan was born in Bayville, lives in Long Beach and teaches at Floral Park-Bellerose School in Floral Park.

Newsday reports that Sheehan told his parents when he was 7 years old that he would be on the show one day.

The series returns on Sept. 25.

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