Math instructor Heather Eckman, has radically impacted the students from Paul D. Camp Community College in just the 2 short years she’s been on campus.

Heather EckmanMath instructor and now department chair, Heather Eckman, has radically impacted the students from Paul D. Camp Community College in just the 2 short years she’s been on campus.
 
Coming from a background of several degrees and accomplishments including those outside of her field, Eckman decided she needed a change. Moving from New York down to Virginia, Eckman started teaching 11 math courses at the Franklin Public High School. Outside of the math class, she was known as “Coach” due to the fact that she coached the high school soccer team.
 
After 3 years, Eckman came here to Paul D. Camp Community College, excited to teach and further the coming generations.
 
“I just enjoy teaching here!” says Eckman when asked what she loves about this school.
 
“It’s so enjoyable, because I get to take the passion and love I have for math and I get to share it with the whole classroom.” Eckman takes exemplary pride in her classes, proving to students that they cannot only learn, but have fun in the classroom.
 
Eckman says her favorite part of teaching at PDCCC is getting to know her students. “Just seeing them out and around either as a work-study, passing in the hallway, or even when I see them at their jobs. I love being able to interact with them as people and not just as students.”
 
Most students just want to be understood. Eckman works hard to call on students by name and in building those connections that last.