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Travis Heinz's Bio

Mr. Heinz has been in the education field as a teacher, coach and administrator for the past 23 years.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Trinity International University, Masters of Education in Teaching Strategies at Rockford University, and his Masters of Education in School Leadership at National Louis University.

During his first 11 years Mr. Heinz taught and coached at Forrestville Valley and Freeport High School.  Mr. Heinz taught 6th and 8th Grade Language Arts at Forreston Junior High School from 1996-2002 and 2005-2007.  He taught High School English at Freeport High School from 2002-2005.  Throughout his teaching tenure Mr. Heinz coached multiple sports including football, wrestling, basketball, and track.  In 2007 Mr. Heinz was named Head Football Coach and Activities Director for Forreston Jr/Sr High School.  After one year he was promoted to Building Principal of Forreston Jr/Sr High School where he served from 2008-2013.  From 2013 through 2015 Mr. Heinz was the Principal of both Forreston and German Valley Grade Schools.  In 2015 he has returned to Forreston Jr/Sr High School and will serve as Principal once again.  Mr. Heinz is very excited to continue the tradition of excellence and promote "Cardinal Pride".

Mr. Heinz has been married to his wife Kelley for 24 years and has four wonderful children Morgan (23), MacKenzie (21), Mitchell (16), and Montanna (14).  Mr. Heinz and his family are proud to be Cardinals and have called Forreston their home since 1996!

Contact Mr. Heinz at theinz@fvdistrict221.org or 815.938.2175.

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