Heather Reyes

English Faculty Member Heater Reyes

This is a place where students can believe in themselves and dare to dream. Heather Reyes , English Instructor , The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
How does collaboration contribute to students’ success?

I emphasize collaboration so that they learn what it means to be part of a team. They learn what a good team member contributes to the project, so that next time they can step up their game and encourage others to do the same.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

I teach English at an art school, so my challenges are immense. The most important thing I teach them is be aware of their own and others' rhetoric. Communication is the single most powerful tool I can arm them with, so I awaken them to the powers it holds. They learn that rhetoric is effectively using language and any other means available to accomplish their goals.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Students come to us so bright with hope and excitement. This is a place where students can believe in themselves and dare to dream. I'm proud to be a small part of such a student-focused culture where we all unite together with one simple act of caring.