Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Secondary Mathematics and K-12 Visual Arts; graduated in August 2008 Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in School Counseling; graduated in May 2013 Postsecondary Education Planning and College Advising endorsement from MCAN in April 2020
Mrs. Heather Potocki
Mrs. Potocki has always had a passion for helping others and knew that if she was going to spend her life doing something, she might as well spend that time helping those in need. As a young child, Mrs. Potocki struggled with math. But as she grew older, and she learned tricks and ways to be successful in math. She decided while in high school at Salem High School that she wanted to teach math to teach others that they don't have to struggle in math too. After returning from student teaching in Kiara, Australia, she graduated from Central Michigan University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Secondary Education concentrating in Secondary Mathematics and Visual Arts Education.
Mrs. Potocki received a job in the Higley Unified School District in Arizona teaching a remedial middle school math course, then moved up to teaching high school math for 6 years. Mrs. Potocki also coached swimming for Williams Field High School. Mrs. Potocki received her Masters degree in Education, concentrating on School Counseling from Ottawa University in 2013. Mrs. Potocki received her first school counseling position at Andersen Junior High School, a former IB World School which had offered the Middle Years Program, in Chandler Unified School District in Arizona in 2016. During this time, Mrs. Potocki focused on teaching students about growth mindsets: that life is filled with learning opportunities and chances to grow, develop, and change.
After her second child turned one, Mrs. Potocki and her husband decided it was time to be near family and return to Michigan in 2018. Mrs. Potocki is very excited to be at Huron High School, another IB World School, offering amazing opportunities to students to grow, develop, and better themselves.