Ms. Rachel Heckman

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.