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Heckathorn is Whiteville High’s Teacher of the Year

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1. What was your reaction to learning that you were Whiteville High’s Teacher of the Year?

I was really surprised and excited when Mr. Hobbs and Ms. Hill called to tell me. 

2. What is your favorite part or parts about teaching?

My favorite part about teaching is getting to see students be more successful than they ever thought they could be. 

3. What are some of your biggest accomplishments as a teacher?

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Last school year I was selected as a director for the American High School Theatre Festival, which takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland. The festival was postponed until August 2021 due to the coronavirus, but we are still fundraising and planning on attending.

4. Why is winning this award important to you and your school?

It is nice to be recognized for all of the hard work the students and I have done together over the past year. Teachers are some of the hardest working people I know and it is such an honor to be chosen by them.

5. How many years have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for seven years. 

6. Where did you graduate college?

I graduated from SUNY Brockport but I also studied Theatre in London, UK, and Musical Theatre at Point Park Conservatory.

7. As Teacher of the Year for Whiteville High, what is your vision for the 2020-2021 school year?  

My hope is that we can take what we began last year and improve upon it. 

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