A fresh set of challenges faces new cafeteria worker Tonya Williams, who is up to the task and ready to help feed Heritage.
She is coming to Heritage with experience from catering out of Whitman to other districts and is excited for the job at a bigger kitchen in a high school. She’ll be fixing up sandwiches and monitoring the brand new food bar in the cafeteria, which will have all different kinds of fresh treats every day.
Sometimes dealing with schedule mistakes and technical issues can be frustrating for Heritage students, for Mr. Heimer’s new instructional secretary, Andra Reitsema, these daunting tasks are her whole job.
Reitsema may work behind the scenes, but she is one of the people keeping Heritage working like a well-oiled machine, day in and day out. She deals with scheduling issues, audits, and clears out any technical problems that may be clogging up the school. Despite all of the hard work, she’s excited to be here at Heritage.
Of the many teachers who are new to Heritage this fall, an addition was made to the Social Studies department in Kirt Woodman. Teaching US History, World Civilization and Geography, he gets the chance to work with a lot of the younger kids in the building, setting the grounds for his students to be a success at our school.
This school year Ms. Brittmarie Solís has joined LINK as a coordinator.
As the 2015‐2016 school year kicks into high gear, Heritage receives an addition to the PACE program as new paraprofessional Mr. Brandon Hernandez seamlessly joins the community.
From the time he was young, Hernandez had always had an interest in education.
Mr. Kyle Duggan has returned home to Heritage not as a student this time, but as a PACE paraprofessional.
“As a freshman at Heritage, I never thought that I would have ever been working here,” says Duggan.
Until this year, Duggan had still been returning to Heritage to volunteer, despite not being on staff.
Self-described as happy, caring and approachable, Mr. J Wade Billeisen has joined the intervention staff at Heritage this year.
Mr. Joseph Swanson joins Heritage’s family this year‐ now as a full time staff member.
For the past five years, Swanson had been driving back and forth from Littleton High School to Heritage. He had been alternating between working as a paraprofessional at Littleton, and then coming to Heritage to coach wrestling, baseball and softball.
The shows for the upcoming theatre season include one of the most produced plays in America, “Our Town” and a comedic 1920’s musical, “No, No Nanette”.
While students spend approximately three hours in the Student Center for the annual Back to School Dance, the teachers outside of the cafeteria are working hard to distribute tickets, check ID’s and collaborate together to make sure that the dance runs smoothly.