Hello Hurricanes and Welcome to “STORM TALK”.….. For the next few weeks we will be Spotlighting our New Hurricanes on Campus.
So without further ado, Everyone Meet, 7th Grade Civics Teacher, KENNETH HEISE!!!!
Where are you from? I was born and raised just a few hours north of here, in Jacksonville, Florida.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I am pretty much a jack of all nerdy trades. I enjoy Harry Potter, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Lord of the Rings just to name a few. During my free time you can find me enjoying any activity involving those particular fandoms or exercising (walking around playing Pokémon Go).
What brought you to education? The idea of becoming an educator first crossed my mind in high school during which time I had several positive role models and leaders that were my teachers, particularly in social studies. After high school I fell into the day to day routine of a retail store manager where I began my personal journey as a leader (in this instance leading my employees.) After a few years passed by I was given an opportunity by an absolutely amazing college professor to study abroad in Italy. It was during this time of observing and learning from my professor that my former thoughts of becoming an educator resurfaced. I wanted to inspire and lead others to reach out into the world and gain a better understanding of different cultures and be in a positive learning environment like my professor had for me. It was after this trip that I left my retail job to finish my Bachelor’s degree and start my career in education.
If you could have dinner with any one person, who would it be and why? It took no time at all to decide on this answer. I would have dinner with the author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling. I would begin by thanking her for the incredible book series she created that taught me that reading was exciting, fun and so rewarding. Her series gave me a passion for reading which helped me through college and my journey to becoming a social studies teacher.
Is there anything else you want to share? Even though the school year has just begun I already feel welcomed and a part of the SSMS family and I want to thank each and every person I have met and will meet for that feeling.
Coming Soon….FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER
TEACHER SHOUT OUTS:
Shout out to Chief Jackson for speaking to our 7th and 8th graders at the assembly! Very motivating and inspiring!!
Shout out to Superman & Captain America for two awesome assemblies today!!!! #bestdeansinscpsANNOUNCEMENTS
- FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.
HAVE A STORMING WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!!