A member of the English department, John Heavey has taught at Tabor since 1994. John has directed over 70 shows in his 40-year teaching career. He currently directs the fall and the winter drama productions, and is a back-up dorm parent in Daggett House dorm. He is also the faculty advisor of the Poetry Club. He received his B.A. in English from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.L.A degree in English from Harvard University. He and his wife raised their two sons, both of whom are graduates of Tabor, on campus. John likes to read, write poetry, cycle, and study wine.
Have an unabashed enthusiasm, creativity and passion for and thorough knowledge of their subject.
Are empathetic and charismatic leaders who know, care for, challenge, and support the students with whom they work.
Are facilitators and directors. They must know how to challenge students to problem solve and make personal discoveries.
Are excellent teachers who know how to step aside, allowing the student to stumble, struggle, and learn to resolve.
Model the high standards of professionalism they expect their students to develop: organization, rigor, clarity, promptness, effectiveness, respect, and kindness.
Maintain a perspective that allows teachers to take their work and their students seriously without taking themselves too seriously.
These characteristics of excellence in teaching are what our faculty strive for each day at Tabor.
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