Heathcock Begins and Ends Teaching Career In Washington Conference
Barbara Heathcock began and ended her 40-year teaching career in Washington Conference.
Fresh from Walla Walla College, Barbara Grubb began teaching at Seattle Junior Academy. A student introduced her to his "Uncle Bob" and soon she married Bob Heathcock. After her son Brian was born, she taught at Sky Valley School in Monroe.
In 1978, Heathcock joined the faculty at Kirkland Adventist School where over the years she taught grades one, two, three, five and seven in addition to teaching home economics and music, and serving as part-time librarian. Her quiet and steady manner with students has commanded their respect and encouraged their affection.
Her choreographed Christmas and spring musical programs have been an annual highlight, and fittingly enough, the school celebrated Heathcock's retirement milestone with a farewell spring concert.
"We appreciate Barbara Heathcock's lifetime of service here in Washington Conference," said Denise White, associate superintendent of schools, "and her commitment to educating children for this life—and for eternity."