Ms. Heineman is excited to join the Equitas team as a 6th grade social studies teacher. She believes that education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic; schools need to prepare scholars to be engaged and empowered citizens. She believes that the Equitas mission to prepare scholars to attend and graduate from college will help them give back to their communities and improve their world. Ms. Heineman was privileged enough to have excellent teachers from kindergarten through high school, who inspired her to continue her education and hopes to foster that same drive to her own pupils. She received her undergraduate degree in history and German from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California. She is committed to serve the Pico-Union community by pushing scholars to reach their full academic and civic potential. Ms. Heineman is an avid knitter and home chef, with a passion for experimentation with both yarn and food.