The ACCOMPLISHED PRINCIPAL
Principal Corey Collins Heroux speaks to students in an English class at John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce. She taught English classes for many years at the regional Catholic school and became principal at the start of the current school year. ANTHONY INSWASTY PHOTOS

The ACCOMPLISHED PRINCIPAL

With generations of educators in the family, it is no surprise that Corey Collins Heroux turned to teaching as a career. Her mother, Teresita Valdivia Collins, taught math at many different levels in Indian River County schools while Heroux was young. But the decades of family involvement in teaching on the Treasure Coast date back to the late 1960s. Her maternal grandmother, Teri Valdivia, had come with her young family from Cuba fleeing Castro’s communist control. She spent several years teaching Spanish at then-Dan McCarty High School and later the newly-built Fort Pierce Central High School.

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The SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL
As a recipient of a Brickman Foundation grant, Kerryane Monahan researched the impact of climate change and pollution on fisheries in Newfoundland, Canada. She’s pictured here with a snow crab caught onboard the Southern Pride off Twillingate, Newfoundland, in June 2018. KERRYANE MONAHAN

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What does St. Edward’s School in Vero Beach have in common with the National Geographic Society? One very talented teacher. Dr. Kerryane Monahan, chair of the science department at St. Edward’s, has been awarded a fellowship with the National Geographic Society in the field of citizen science.

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