Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Matthew Heck

Mr. Heck is excited to be teaching at Independence HS this year. He is a native of Fairfax, Virginia who attended the Naval Academy with the class of 1991.  Shortly after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, he reported for Primary Flight Training in Pensacola, Florida and was later designated a Naval Aviator.

During his career in the Navy, he held various positions in training, operations and leadership.  The most rewarding job by far, was serving as a Flight Instructor for Advanced Jet Training with Navy and Marine Corps Student Aviators.  He found great joy in helping these young officers overcome the numerous challenges that were presented and sharing in their achievements.

After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a Senior Project Engineer for several years. However, he never stopped thinking of his time as a Flight Instructor and ultimately realized that teaching and working with young people is what he is most passionate about.

Mr. Heck and his wife Victoria have four children ranging in ages from College and beyond.