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Before embarking upon his professional path, Mr. Heintz earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University in 1982. He subsequently obtained a teaching certificate in business secondary education from Western Michigan University in 2004. Mr. Heintz concluded his academic efforts with coursework toward a master’s degree in counseling education at Western Michigan University in 2014.
Mr. Heintz began his career as a computer technician at the Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California from 1982 to 1984. He later found success in the same position with First Federal Savings and Loan in Troy, Michigan from 1984 to 1988 and the UpJohn Company, from 1988 to 1997. Mr. Heintz further flourished at Printlink in Battle Creek, Michigan from 2006 to 2012, with which he gained expertise in information technology, warehouse, invoicing, customer service, building maintenance, tech support and shipping.
Deciding on a career change, Mr. Heintz shifted his attention to academia, working as an instructor in adult and alternative education with the Climax-Scotts Community Schools in Climax, Michigan from 2006 to 2013. He has likewise served as a computer instructor in grades 7 and 8 with the Duneland School Corporation in Chesterton, Indiana since 2013. As a teacher in basic computing, he emphasizes how to be a good digital citizen, in addition to introducing students to computers including hardware, software, operating systems and computer history. Mr. Heintz also teaches 2 courses in the Project Lead The Way curriculum. The first course, titled “Computer Science for Innovators and Makers,” teaches students how to use software to control and manipulate hardware devices. The second course, titled “App Creators,” teaches students how to create and develop apps for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The App Creators course uses the MIT App Inventor web-based software, also used by professionals in the computer science industry. Mr. Heintz is incredibly proud of his successful experience in teaching students with a wide range of developmental abilities and diverse cultural backgrounds.
In addition to computer instruction, Mr. Heintz has been active as a tennis coach for the Duneland School Corporation since 2016. He attributes his success to hard work and persistence. In the coming years, he hopes to further promote public education as well as parental involvement in their child’s education, as he is a firm believer that “education is everything.” Moreover, Mr. Heintz is looking forward to his eventual retirement.
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