Mr. Richard Heater was welcomed to Cumberland Perry AVTS in July 2019.  Mr. Heater obtained his Master’s Degree from Western International University in Information Systems Engineering. He is also an active member in the U.S. Army Signal Branch.  Here is what he shared regarding his new teaching position:


What did you do before coming to work at Cumberland Perry AVTS?

Before coming to Cumberland Perry AVTS I was a full-time soldier in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  Over the last several years I had several different positions including Information Systems Security Manager and Full-Time IT Manager for the 28th Infantry Division.


What made you decide you wanted to teach?

I have always enjoyed helping others to learn and grow their knowledge.  Previously I volunteered as an Assistant Scoutmaster for my sons’ Boy Scout Troop and now I volunteer as a mentor for a high school robotics team called Normality Zero.  It has been rewarding watching the students learn from the knowledge that I’ve shared with them. 


How has your first month been?

Interesting.  I’ve learned a lot about myself, teaching and most of all the students.  The students want to learn and were excited when they got to take apart a computer.


What part of the curriculum are you looking most forward to teaching?

Having the students build an entire computer network from scratch to include the computers, install the network devices and servers.


What’s the most important thing you hope to impart on your students?

Learning is a lifelong adventure that does not stop when you graduate High School.