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The Breeze

The Breeze

Mrs. van den Heever (Mrs. van D)

Mrs. van den Heever (Mrs. van D), Adviser

My name is Tina van den Heever, and I am the adviser for journalism here at SMHS.

The 2021/22 school year is  my 11th year at SMHS, and I this is my first immersed year in Journalism.  WATCH THIS SPACE! My class will be working on getting our website fleshed out and current.

On a personal note: I'm the mother of two children, Christian, who is 28 and lives in Denver, and Adria, who is 22 and lives in Los Angeles.  I also have a 17 year-old stepson who is living in Europe with his mother.  This year, I have an exchange student, Paula, living with me from Spain.  She's a junior at SMHS and is an avid basketball player and fan.  I'm married and live in Santa Maria.  I currently teach English 10 honors, ERWC 12, and journalism.

In my spare time (LOL) I enjoy home improvement projects, reading, hiking, traveling, and sleeping.  :)  We have a sweet dog, Abbie, at home who demands that we walk her and take her to the dog park so she can live her best life.  We're taking COVID restrictions in stride in my family, but I'm hoping the world will go back to "normal," and we can get back to fun, exotic vacations abroad.  Next up: Japan for spring break 2022!

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