heather_novak.jpgHeather Novak

Social Studies Teacher

hnovak@blueskyschool.org

Where do you live?

I live in the Saint Cloud area with my husband and children.

Why did you become a teacher?

I became a teacher because I love to learn new things. I knew this would be a profession that would require me to always be learning and would provide an opportunity to help make learning enjoyable for others. America's youth are the future of our nation, and I wanted to play a part in helping them develop into effective citizens, neighbors, employees, and leaders.

What makes BlueSky special is the personal care and support that each student receives the moment they enroll.

Why did you choose BlueSky?

I chose BlueSky because its vision and purpose support my philosophy that everyone can learn. We, as teachers, need to find out what works for each student and then help them reach their full potential.

What do you think makes BlueSky special?

What makes BlueSky special is the personal care and support that each student receives the moment they enroll. The services that students have access to at BlueSky are greater than any other school I've been affiliated with.

What do you like to do when you're not teaching?

When I'm not teaching, I like to be physically active and enjoy the outdoors. Traveling is something my family really likes to do, when we can find the time!

If there were one thing you could tell people about BlueSky, what would it be?

If I could tell people one thing about BlueSky, it would be that our school has been the answer for many, many families. The traditional school day in a traditional school building isn't a good fit for every student, and our school provides an alternative way to get a high-quality education under the guidance of highly qualified and dedicated teachers.

Education

  • M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, Saint Mary's University
  • B.A. in Social Science, College of Saint Benedict
  • Minnesota Teaching Licenses: 5-12 Social Studies