Dennise Heckman has been teaching & coaching since 1996. She majored in illustration at the Savannah College of Art & Design & holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (2003). She has a Permanent Teachers Certification in Art Education K-12 (1996). After teaching English As A Second Language for many years, she now holds a 120 Hour TEFL certification in ESL (2018). She studied acting at Wiest Barron School of Acting in NYC & is a speaker with Innovation Women.
Dennise's teaching experience includes public schools in Pennsylvania, global online platforms, private institutions, informal settings, summer camps, literacy centers, and even the site where the Wright Brothers took their first flight. Currently she teaches on Art to students ages 7-12 on Outschool, San Francisco, CA & ESL to students in 4-8th grades on Scientia Academy, Shanghai.
Through her writing, Dennise hopes to inspire educators to connect with their virtual students and be the best online teachers they can be. While teaching her own students, Dennise wants to instill independence, self motivation, accountability, and excellent research skills, because this is what they will need most for future success.