Degrees and Certifications:

Jessica Heckman

3/4 Engage Teacher

Professional Information:

  • Experience:
    • Started in Education: 2006
    • Started in Birmingham Public Schools: 2014
    • Started at BCS: 2014
    • Received Title: Henry Ford's Teacher Innovator, 2018
    • Recognized as one of the ten most innovative teachers in America, 2018

  • Education:
    • BA from Michigan State University
    • MA from Oakland University
    • Teaching certificate from Saginaw Valley State University
  • Areas of Specialization:
    • Technology
    • Creative Arts
    • Innovation

Contact Information:

Personal Comments:

"I LOVE teaching Engage at BCS and I work in two buildings at BCS, and also at Berkshire. I love how BCS celebrates creativity in both our students and in teachers like me. Teaching Engage is inspiring to me every day; from the kids, to the content, this job never lets me stop dreaming. I hold a Master's in Special Education from Oakland University and an Elementary Teaching degree from SVSU. My proudest achievements are the projects that my students become captured by every year. I believe that we are what we make and put out into the world.

I live in Royal Oak with my Husband, a 2 year old, a cat, a dog and about 3,000 vinyl records. I like to sew, garden and collect vintage things. Let's make a great year together! 

My email is the best way to reach me for questions, since I travel daily to both buildings."