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ABOUT HEIDI

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HEIDI BEIDINGER HAS BEEN AND WILL BE A FEARLESS ADVOCATE FOR HOOSIERS‘ EDUCATION, HEALTH, PROSPERITY, AND SAFETY

 

Heidi has been an inspired community partner for decades. She has partnered with us to make our schools extraordinary, keep our kids safer from lead poisoning, and provide more access to affordable healthcare in our area. She served for more than 7 years as the President of the St. Joseph County Board of Health, to which she was appointed in 2016 by Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Before teaching at Notre Dame and leading the Board of Health, Heidi co-led the project at Penn High School to create (a) an environment where every child is known well by at least one adult and (b) a learning environment focused on relationships, relevance and rigor. After 5 years, the Learning Academies raised Penn’s graduation rate from 74.0% to 96.1%! This investment in our teachers and students has led to an exceptional education that prepares our kids for future prosperity.

 

Heidi believes that all of us Hoosier parents deserve the freedom to provide our kids with educational opportunities that help them prosper, feed their creativity and curiosity, and honor their individual needs.

 

Heidi holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois­-Chicago and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Organizational Analysis from Western Michigan University.

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