Christine Heimbach chosen to work with Teach For America

MUNCY – The Vision and Learning Center, 112 S. Main St., will hold a vision and school success workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28.

As many as 25 percent of children in any classroom have vision problems that keep them from attaining their highest level of succes.

Dr. Marcus Myers will offer a free workshop for parents and professionals to learn more about learning-related vision problems. The workshop gives information on how to identify children who may have vision problems that effect reading and learning.

For more information or to RSVP for the workshop, contact Karen at 570-546-4885.

Christine Heimbach chosen to work with Teach For America

Christine Heimbach, a 2010 Hughesville High School graduate, recently graduated from Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, with a bachelor’s degree in theater, magna cum laude.

Heimbach is co-founder and former outreach director for 2 Seconds or Less, a nonprofit organization that has done mission work in Zimbabwe. She also has been accepted into Teach For America’s 2014 teaching corps. She will teach English at a high school in Warrenton, North Carolina.

Teach For America is a national nonprofit organization working to expand educational opportunities for low-income students. Corps members commit to teach for two years in high-need urban or rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in pursuit of educational equity.

“I truly believe in a future where all children will have access to a great education, a future where the belief in children will always outweigh the doubt of their success,” Heimbach said.

Heimbach also has been accepted to Johns Hopkins university, Baltimore, to pursue a master’s degree in education.

She is the daughter of Nancy and John Heimbach, of Lairdsville; and granddaughter of Barbara and Richard Campbell and Emma and John Heimbach Sr., all of Milton.