head of school

Teacher Feature: Head of School Mark Heller

Posted on: June 1st, 2016

Words by Kenny Quayle ’16, Marketing Intern and Alumnus All students at Academy at the Lakes know who Head of School Mr. Mark Heller is. He is the man you go to see when you first come to Academy; the man whom you go to for help and sometimes discipline; the man who conducts you […]


Read More »

Lessons from the Campaign Trail 2016: Our Children Are Watching [Thoughts from the Head of School]

Posted on: March 16th, 2016

Words by Mark Heller, Head of School The greatest disappointment I have felt from the Presidential Campaign of 2016 is that it is a campaign our children are witnessing, experiencing, and processing. They are seeing what passes for “debates,” they are clearly perceiving the climate, and they are likely concluding that because this is the […]


Read More »

Ahmed, The Clock, and The Power of Community [Thoughts from the Head of School]

Posted on: November 4th, 2015

Words by Head of School Mark Heller “Cool clock, Ahmed!” were the words posted by the President of the United States. “Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” Unfortunately, Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old student who built the alarm clock […]


Read More »

Teaching About Progress: Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

On Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 Head of School Mark Heller spoke with all Upper Division students about the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Read More »