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Hi :-)! My name is Alana Heyligers.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a high school Math teacher. I have been teaching at my current position at Nassau BOCES for seven years. I teach Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry to high-risk students. It is a very challenging and fulfilling position with the “highs being very high and the lows being very low”. Students are placed in my school for a myriad of reasons. Our job is to help them succeed. And yes, this is what I love about where I teach.
When a student, for example, who has failed the Integrated Algebra Regents twice and then finally passes, it is such a wonderful and emotional experience. Our success is based on several factors that we, as a non-traditional school, are able to provide. The class sizes are usually less than ten, counseling services are more readily available, deadlines are more relaxed than in a traditional school, and alternative assessments are used often.
Prior to teaching I was a systems analyst in an insurance firm in New York City. I have two children in college; a daughter at the University of Michigan and a son at Northwestern University. They are both very proud of me as I have pursued my dream of teaching later on in my life. When I am not teaching, I like to travel, enjoy cooking, and going to see shows on Broadway.