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Mr. Hegeman

Hello!  I am a sixth grade teacher at WMS on Team Thunder.  The other teachers on our team are Mrs. Bowen, Ms. Krieger, Mr. McDaniel, and Mr. Corcoran.  I teach an Advisory class, a Flex class, and I also teach multiple Social Studies classes, reaching all of the students on Thunder.  Being here at West Middle School is great, and I truly enjoy helping my students learn to explore and appreciate these subjects.  Two of my own children come to WMS too!
My experience includes a bachelors and masters degree from KU and over 15 years of teaching experience in the Lawrence public schools.  I moved here to West from Langston Hughes Elementary, where I also taught sixth grade.  Before I returned to Lawrence to teach and raise a family, I was also lucky enough to have spent a year teaching in Japan.  I love learning myself!  I especially like to learn about other cultures in the world (past and present) and two of my hobbies are bicycling and renovating homes.