Phone: 309-827-0086, room 128
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A., English M.S., Reading Google Level 1 Certification
Ms. Rachel Heckman
I live in Normal, Illinois, with my family. This year my son will be starting kindergarten, and he is very excited! Before moving to Bloomington-Normal in 2014, I lived in Peoria, Illinois, where I taught middle school and high school English for ten years at Manual High School and Quest Charter Academy. I have taught all grades from 7th to 12th grade and have different parts I like about teaching all of those grades. I also taught in a school in France for a year after I graduated from college and really love traveling and learning in other countries as well. Some other countries I have traveled to and spent time learning in are Japan, Greece, Great Britain, and Belgium.
I think it is really important to continue my education, so I can continue to be the best teacher possible. I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Eureka College and later attended Illinois State University to complete a graduate program in Reading Education. Learning is not just something that happens in a classroom; we should always be ready to learn, and teachers have just as much to learn from students as students have to learn from teachers.