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Mrs. Heelis

Submitted by doug.lai on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 22:05

Why did you decide to become a teacher?: Sounds corny but it was a "calling".  I was lead to it even before I knew I was going back into the workforce. Walked into a special education preschool classroom and dropped to my knees with kids on the floor.  I felt if I ever needed to go back to a profession this was it. A few years later my husband's health tanked and the rural EDNET program from Utah State became available at almost the same time - with a Federal grant to pay for it if I kept up grades.  It was hard to go to school and be hired to teach at the same time with a disabled husband and son and 3 other kids but it felt like it was what I was supposed to do!

How long you been teaching?: 23 years

College: BYU, then Utah State

Hometown: Victor, Idaho

Something not many people know about you: ???????

I love teaching...: PK Kids with delays

During the summer I like to...: travel, play with family

If calories didn't count I would eat/drink...: 25

Favorite book or movie: Sound of Music, Coco

 

Teacher Quote: What you get makes a living, what you give makes a life.