Jeff Heller

Jeff Heller, 1997

STAC taught me that it was far more important to create and argue for my own truth than to memorize and duplicate someone else's. That revelation transformed me from an average unenthusiastic B student with no plans for his futute to a straight A active learner who was anxious to make his mark on the world. I went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from college, earning numerous scholarships and awards in the process, pursued a master's and earned straight As in that program, and am now not only successful in my own life, but also a leader to both my students and my colleages.

STAC was never just about the arts...it was about actively engaged learning and self discovery. I know I would not be the successful and happy professional I am todat without STAC.

Allegheny College

High School English teacher