Heather’s family history is very unique. Her mother was born in Caracas, Venezuela. When her mother was 10 they packed up and moved to Buffalo, New York. Heather’s Mother’s family traveled a lot growing up. Heather’s grandmother, mother and uncle both traveled to Japan and spent 4 years living there.
Rebecca, Heather’s mother, decided to join the army at the age of 21 and at the age of 23 is when she met heather’s father, Eric Spieler. Eric was born in Germany and then he moved to New York when he was 19 and decided to join the army. Both Rebecca and Eric met while in basic training. They married at the age of 24 and had 3 beautiful little girls. Samantha, Heatherlynn and Kristina. All 3 were born in Fort Lewis, Washington.
In 1995 Eric was given orders to move to Fort Hood, Texas. So Rebecca and the girls moved with him. After 6 months of living in Texas, Eric left his family and pursued another. Heather and her sisters were raised by their mother and with some help from their Grandmother, Barbara in Texas. Barbara was in the Army as well and retired at the age of 65. When she was 30 she decided she was going to go back to school and get a degree.
At the age of 60 she graduated with her 3rd master’s degree and at the age of 77 she graduated with a Nurse Practitioner Doctoral Degree. She is now a professor at The University of Tennessee. Rebecca retired from the Army at the age of 40 and went to college to get her associates in nursing. At the age of 52 she graduated with her Bachelors in Nursing and is the Head Nurse of General Surgery and Urology of Darnell Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas. Eric decided to retire from the army at the age of 46 and became the Regional Director of Home Land Security. Heather’s Uncle James .
. their students’ respect and keep their classrooms orderly. She thinks that when teachers genuinely care for their students, it shows in the way they teach and in the time they devote to their students. This kind of caring nature is bound to positively affect their students. Teaching should be one of society’s most valued professions, there is a necessity for quality education. There is a need for people to challenge social attitudes and to work for positive change, especially with regards to education.
To a large extent, Heather’s former negative attitudes towards schooling have provided some of the inspiration for her to enter the teaching field. Heather never really tried when it came to school, she put very little effort into it and the older she got the more she began to realize she should have put more effort and how much not putting the effort in affected her.