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B.A. in Music Education, Ohio State University; M.A. in Music Education, Ohio State University; Ed.M., Education Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Joel Heckethorn taught high school choir for over eight years in public schools in Ohio before moving to New York City. His greatest accomplishment as a choir teacher was to have his choir sing in Carnegie Hall. In New York he has spent three years in the Department of Education, first as an English teacher at Eagle Academy for Young Men and currently in the capacity of Business Manager at Amistad Dual Language School. With this position, Joel has been working closely with the principal and assistant principal on all aspects of school systems; all of this work is in preparation to become an administrator.