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“Education, from the superintendents’ perspective, is a big business, and in some of the smaller towns it can be the biggest employer in the district. I looked some of the leadership in some of the schools I was in, some I was really impressed with, and others I thought, goodness, we can do better than that, and we should do this and this and this. I am always a fixer that wants to make things better, so that was the path I took. I said, I think I can help this. I can improve these things. I can really have a positive impact. I wanted to give kids purpose.”

The arts and learning sector has always needed grants and financial support long before COVID-19 struck. So, it’s easy to imagine how challenging it is for artists, creative professionals, and educators everywhere now that the pandemic has shut down most venues. The art and education fields in particular have to grapple with new working conditions in these difficult times.

It is fair to say that music is more ubiquitous these days than it has ever been before. With music playing on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, people have access to an endless supply of melodious tunes around the clock. But that is not the only source of music education for children or people of all ages.

The COVID-19 pandemic has instilled such hardship and resilience in today’s teachers and students. COVID-19 has forced certain parts of the country to alter their schedules in order to maintain the health and safety of students, teachers, and their families. Nevertheless, schools today are bravely altering their instructional style to continue educating students with new resources and unique constraints.

For those that have not worked in education, many confuse a school principal with the school superintendent. However, these two roles are very different. Ken Heinz is a former principal and superintendent with 35 years of experience in education from Weeping Water, Nebraska, and he explains what role superintendents play in an education system.

The COVID-19 pandemic has instilled such hardship and resilience in today’s teachers and students. COVID-19 has forced certain parts of the country to alter their schedules in order to maintain the health and safety of students, teachers, and their families. Nevertheless, schools today are bravely altering their instructional style to continue educating students with new resources and unique constraints.

Ken Heinz of Weeping Water Featured in Exclusive Interview

Ken Heinz was recently featured in a one-on-one interview with Ideamensch. He primarily shared what he has learned throughout his career in education. Recently retired, Ken Heinz of Weeping Water has worked as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He continues to direct a men’s choir and has been involved in several activities with his church.