|Alumni teachers uphold values at HHS|
|Written by Isaac Kreider|
Holyoke schools have always maintained a reputation for providing a strong education. It’s no wonder why many HHS alumni come back to their hometown and raise their families in the same schools.
There are more than a dozen HHS graduates who have taken up teaching and administrative positions here in Holyoke and continue to teach the values of education that were instilled in them as students. Several other teachers have married Holyoke alums and have come to understand what makes Holyoke schools a great place to teach and learn.
“I knew I got an amazing education here — a really stellar education,” Heather Bieber said. “Once I started looking into education during college, I knew Holyoke was where I would like to teach.”
Bieber, a 2003 HHS graduate, has been a Holyoke JR/SR High School English teacher for six years. She received her teaching degree at Colorado State University and taught in Wray for two years before entering her current position in Holyoke.
“I always really appreciated Holyoke, even in high school,” Bieber said. “When I was away, I missed a lot of the small town stuff.”
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Heather Bieber instructs her class in a lesson on grammar issues with help from seventh-grader Xander Speicher. Bieber is a Holyoke graduate and has been teaching at Holyoke JR/SR High School for six years.