Position: Special Education Aide
School: Yukon BRIDGES Academy
School District: Yukon Public Schools
City, State: Yukon, OK
Music that Describes Marcia
Marcia Heitzman was nominated by her colleague, Donalda Crane.
Ms. Heitzman has been in the educational field for 13 years. She is an amazing aide in the special education classroom. Ms. Heitzman is always cheerful and eager to help each student succeed. There is an air of excitement she brings into the classroom which is contagious for her students.
Ms. Heitzman is very involved in community activities and is on the pulse of what may affect her students. She has made sure students got on the Backpack for Kids program to ensure they were getting their needs met at home. The community has a program that provides Christmas presents and clothing for families. Ms. Heitzman made sure informational fliers about the program were handed out to the student's families.
"She is very thoughtful in meeting the needs of our students and helping in any way she can," said Crane. "Marcia keeps me organized in the classroom and will pull together whatever we need to make a lesson come together. I rely on her to help with student work, classroom procedures, academic tasks, supply pickup and delivery. She's truly an amazing partner in the classroom."
Ms. Heitzman is also a great mom who goes above and beyond to provide for her children. She works part-time to make sure her daughter can take dance lessons and her son can attend college. Ms. Heitzman works to make sure everyone around her is happy and successful on all levels: personally and professionally.