Dr. Heidenfeldt joined Salesian College Preparatory as the French and ESL teacher in 2015. In 2022, responding to the need to empower professional learning, growth and possibility for teaching staff, Dr. Heidenfeldt became the Associate Principal supervising curriculum and instruction while still teaching French. In this capacity, Dr. Heidenfeldt serves as an Instructional Coach and the Curriculum Council lead. Working with the Principal, Dr. Heidenfeldt is involved in curriculum planning, faculty professional development, and review of formative and summative assessments. He also teaches third year and AP French.
The Educator of the Year Awards are presented annually to exemplary educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. These awardees model best practices in teaching or administration inside and outside of the classroom, are peer role models, and demonstrate outstanding leadership and excellence in education. Any NSHSS Educator teaching high school has the opportunity to apply.