Sr. Fidelma Heeran
Has been teaching at Resurrection since: 2005
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Master of Music in Music Education, Master's degree in Religious Education and certificate in "Focus on Leadership"
Why did you choose to teach at Resurrection?
I received a request from the Principal asking me to teach music at Resurrection. At that time I was in the process of being trained to teach English to adults. I went for an interview, liked what I observed and signed on to be the music teacher.
How do you inspire students to enjoy music?
I feel the children somehow sense my own love of music. I offer a lot of variety and I encourage the students to sing together as a group. They are pleased when they hear themselves singing. The class time goes by very quickly.
What are some of your interests/hobbies?
I love hiking, going to the symphony, reading and playing the harp.
What are your favorite moments with a student?
When a student says to me, "Sister, I love music!" That happens quite frequently.
What motivated you to become a teacher?
I always wanted to be a teacher. One of my high school teachers heard me helping another student. Her comment to me was, "I hope you become a teacher.' Teaching is in my DNA. Both of my parents and my grandparents were teachers. I also find students to be lively and energetic.