•  Mrs. Ashleigh Heagy

     

    Mrs Heagy
     
    Hello! I am Mrs. Ashleigh Heagy. I'm looking forward to beginning the 2018-2019 with the staff at Susquehanna Township High School. This is my 14th year of teaching in public education. My first teaching job was in Harrisburg School District at Rowland School teaching 7th grade Ancient Civilizations and 8th grade Algebra & Pre Algebra. In 2009, I accepted a job in Exeter Township School District in Reading, Pa teaching 9th grade 20th Century American Cultures & 10th grade Modern World History. In January 2013, I made the move back to Harrisburg and taught Honors Western Civ, Western Civ and Honors Psychology at Susquehanna Township Senior High School. Over the past 10 years, I've expanded my passion for teaching history through literature, primary sources and historical fiction. I have had the opportunity to take part in the Pennsylvania RAISE Program, learning how to teach students to read complex history text.  In the fall of 2012, I presented at the Pennsylvania State Conference for Social Studies Teachers on using text in class other than the textbook. I have utilized a wonderful database, ABC-Clio in my classes to enrich the curriculum. Last summer I spent 2 weeks at Goucher College in Towson, MD for training on the AP Human Geography Course and AP Psychology Course. These 2 new courses added to Susquehanna Township High School in the 2013-2014 school year. I have also graded the AP Human Geography exams for the past several years. This opportunity has allowed my students to become better writers and improve exam scores yearly. 
     
    During June 2018, I was fornuate to present at The 9th International Conference on Geographic Naming and Geographic Education in Seoul, South Korea. This was a phenomenal experience. I presented on Korean culture and connections in the Harrisburg area to Korean high school teachers, Korean geography professors and geographers as well as 13 other AP Human Geography teachers from around the nation. I spent a week in Seoul, South Korea on a field study organized by the Northeast Asian History Foundation. During my trip, I was able to visit a Buddhist Temple, the Demilitarzied Zone between North and South Korea, the Joint Security Area, Dongtan Global High School, tour a Kia factory, visit the East Sea and Olympic stadiums and much more! This trip helped me to further my content knowledge for geography and give me a fresh perspective of geography education.
     
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    I am also the Gifted Coordinator for the High School. I look forward to meeting and working with the gifted students and familes of Susquehanna Township High School. This will be a fantastic year full of hard work, dedication, and fun!
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