Teacher Profile: Mr. Heintzelman

Gabrielle Payne, Student Reporter

Q: What’s your favorite hobby?

A: Spending time with my boys and wife, such as playing games like chess, checkers, connect four, cards, and outside activities like fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, throwing a ball at the park, and inside activities like watching movies together or eating together at home or out, or shopping with them.

Q: Where did you go to college?

A: Penn State University

Q: What do you enjoy about teaching math?

A: Love for both subject and students.  I have a relationship with Christ which I can share with students while teaching math.

Q: What brought you to GCCS?

A: God used the death of my grandfather-in-law to bring us from the beaches of North Carolina back to Columbus, Ohio to help my grandmother-in-law with her Cake Crafters store.  My wife has helped her grandmother at the store for the last seven years, while I have been teaching math here.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your family?

A: I have five boys: Jordan, 18 years old who graduated from GCCS last year, Matt, 16 years old, Ben, 14 years old, Owen, 7 years old who’s attending first grade at GCCS, and Landen, 2 years old who is not old enough to attend GCCS yet. We are expecting a little girl this summer on July 16th.

Q: Where is your favorite place to be?

A: My favorite place is with my family at the beach, and a close second is hiking places like Hocking Hills State Park.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do?

A: Play games or be outside with my family.

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Steak, German Chocolate Cake, baked potato with sour cream, sweet tea, and homemade rolls.

Q: If you weren’t teaching, what would be your job?

A: I do not know what I would be doing if I wasn’t teaching, but I am willing to do anything the Lord would have me do, for now that has been teaching high school math for the last 21 years.

Mr. Heintzelman
Mr. Heintzelman teaching
Mr. Heintzelman answering a question