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English Department

Sullivan High School Teacher Dayna Heller

Dayna Heller




Undergrad: University of Chicago, Public Policy

Masters: National Louis University, Special Education

Why did you choose to teach at Sullivan?
Diversity of the student body; good reputation of the administration and teachers, wanted to leave the charter school I was at

Why is the Student-Teacher relationship so important?
It is the center of teaching and learning. Without a solid relationship as a foundation, the learning and growth of both the student and the teacher wouldn’t be able to happen. It also goes both ways– the teacher has to have as much respect and understanding of the student as the student has to have of the teacher.