Brianne Heinz never had to look far for a source of inspiration growing up.
She wanted to be like her mother, who was a teacher, and that’s a goal she has fulfilled.
Sixteen years into her career as a Horry County educator, Heinz remains as committed as ever to her passions and the kids she teaches.
Passion helps explain why Heinz, a physical education teacher at South Conway Elementary School, is the latest recipient of Rockin’ Jump’s Teacher of the Month Award.
In addition to wanting to emulate her mother, Heinz loved playing sports as a kid, making her decision to become a PE teacher a natural one.
“I love teaching and promoting lifelong fitness,” she said. “I grew up playing sports and loved working with children. I knew at a young age, I wanted to be a physical education teacher.”
Heinz, who enjoys traveling, snowboarding, the beach and game nights with her family when she isn’t in the classroom, believes in the benefits of physical education throughout one’s life.
“I love seeing kids get excited about PE,” she said. “Building relationships and creating a safe environment where everyone can feel successful is a priority. At the elementary level, I get the opportunity to introduce students to many different types of sports and games. I find it rewarding that I get to set the foundation of promoting lifelong fitness.”
As the winner of the Teacher of the Month Award, Heinz and her class received 30 minutes of free jump time at Rockin’ Jump, allowing kids to have a great time while they get the exercise she likes to promote.
“My students were so excited about the 30-minute free jump coupon,” Heinz said. “My family goes to Rockin’ Jump all the time. We really love the toddler jump time.”
Heinz has made a career out of teaching kids to have a good time while exercising, making her an ideal winner of Rockin’ Jump’s Teacher of the Month Award.