In addition to presenting three Teacher of the Year awards during our Dream Big event, we also took a moment to recognize a dedicated community member for their outstanding commitment to improving educational opportunities for children in the community. This year we were honored to name Heather Hall, Sun King Brewing’s Vice President of Community Development, our 2016 Caring Spirit Award recipient.
Heather’s career began in education as a junior high social studies teacher. Her passion for teachers, classrooms, and students has grown with her work both professionally and personally. It is Heather’s hands-on approach to helping non-profits that is what is most notable. She takes all of her volunteer responsibilities very seriously and encourages others to the same, demonstrating servant leadership on a daily basis.
In Heather’s tenure in her role at Sun King, she has joined the board of IPS Educational Foundation, the Junior League of Indianapolis, Habitat for Humanity, and Second Helpings and active roles with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum, the Day Nursery, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Benjamin Harris Historic Site.
“I am humbled by this recognition from Teachers’ Treasures,” said Hall. “My community serve pales in comparison to what educators do in classrooms every day. I am grateful that an organization like Teachers’ Treasures exists to support the students and educators in our community. I am deeply moved to be honored by this vital organization.”
“We are privileged to have such a strong mission-based leader here in Indianapolis influencing the community’s educational process and non-profit activities,” said Teachers’ Treasures Board Member Michael Ault. “Heather is a creative, passionate, and transformational leader and has become a woman of influence. We’re thrilled to be honoring her.”
Teachers' Treasures supports Indianapolis area teachers and students in need by distributing free school supplies through our teacher store. Learn more here.