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Dr. Heckman is extremely excited to be teaching 5th grade at Madison’s Trust Elementary School! She is new to Loudoun County. Moving here with her husband, daughter, and her daughter’s family, she is looking forward to becoming a member of the Madison Trust community.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Heckman received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. She relocated to Texas afterward and began her teaching career in Dallas, Texas. During her 30 years in Dallas, she received her Masters's degree and Doctoral degree from Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. Both of these recent degrees were in Education and Administration. She has taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in both Dallas, Texas and Mesquite, Texas. She loves teaching, especially 5th graders, so she is eagerly anticipating an exciting year. She enjoys being in the classroom because children inspire her with their energy and creativity.
Dr. Heckman loves all things Disney, including traveling regularly to Walt Disney World. She enjoys traveling and road trips. She has seen all but 5 of the 50 states. Along with traveling, she loves reading, paper crafting, knitting, and photography. She also loves sharing her spare time with her two grandchildren and her dogs. Dr. Heckman is eager to meet her new students and families as they begin this incredible chapter together.