This series spotlights the incredible work being done by amazing educators from all over the world, in a variety of roles. While classroom teachers are on the frontlines, directly impacting our students on a daily basis, educators wear many different hats and are in many different positions. Heather Schilling is the most recent to share a bit about her work.
Heather is the Director of Teacher Education for Manchester University in Indiana. The following are the questions I pose for all of the spotlighted educators, and Heather’s answers to them.
What do you love most about your job?
I love a lot of things about my work, but the relationships I have with my students and my colleagues feed the fires of my soul. I have the privilege of working beside other intentional and compassionate professionals as we help college students navigate higher education and life in general. The students who attend Manchester University are decent human beings who want to make a difference in this world whether that is in their own families, their small towns, or globally. The relationships I have formed with students and colleagues sustain me years after they have left Manchester, and that’s pretty cool.