At Harlan Rowe Junior High School in rural Athens, writing teacher Dick Heyler began an Oral History Project and Fair that brings state language arts standards to life and generates enormous interest throughout the community. Mr. Heyler also created an eighth-grade Great Books writing course that reinforces students' academic skills in numerous content areas, and initiated the district's AP English program. He chairs the district's Communications Department, is a member of the Pennsylvania Writing Assessment Advisory Committee and the Governor's Institute for Language Arts Educators, and conducts staff training on writing process and assessment throughout the Commonwealth. A former professional photographer, Mr. Heyler and his students have made five trips to Europe, and he has coached the school's academic quiz team to the state level several times.
1977 Pennsylvania State University, B.A.