Meet Dr. Heather Curell, an instructor in our Massage Therapy program at the Saginaw, MI campus

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Welcome to this edition of Spotlight!  We will feature Dorsey Schools’ students, graduates, staff members, and others here from time to time to highlight their hard work and achievements. Today we would like to introduce you to Heather Curell, an instructor from our Massage Therapy program at the Saginaw, MI campus.

Here’s a little more about Dr. Heather:

Name:  Dr. Heather Curell

Dorsey Schools Campus:  Saginaw, MI

Dorsey Schools Program in Which You Currently Teach:  Massage Therapy

Heather Curell is a Massage Therapy Instructor in Saginaw, MI

Prior to joining Dorsey Schools:  Dr. Heather Curell didn’t take what most would consider to be a traditional path to becoming a Dorsey Schools faculty member. Born and raised in Saginaw, she is a veteran of the United States Army, having served four years as a dental specialist in the Pentagon Dental Clinic and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Dental Clinic & Oral Surgery.  While serving our country she began her post-secondary education.

Educational Background:   Heather’s education took place over a number of years and across a few states. Heather graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor’s of Social Work with a concentration in gerontology (human aging).  In April, 2003, she earned her Massage Therapy Certificate and has been involved in Aromatherapy for years.  In addition, she has earned her Doctoral degree in addition to a number of supporting certificates such as Nutrition, Muscle Testing, and Iridology.

Why do you love teaching?  To say that Heather enjoys teaching at Dorsey is a tremendous understatement. She says that to truly help people, you have to educate them. Heather decided to teach so that she could positively affect more people.   Furthermore, Dr. Heather tells us, “I love to share my passion for health and massage with people.  I enjoy learning and being part of others learning process.”

What is your favorite class to teach at Dorsey and why?  Heather’s favorite class to teach include Pathology and Anatomy & Physiology. She likes the sciences and how they force you to think. She said she loves it when a student’s light bulb goes on, seeing how excited they are when they finally understand the topic being studied.

In her own words:  “Help our students build a life, not just a career – package them for success!”

Congratulations, Dr. Heather, and THANK YOU for all you do on a daily basis for each and every one of your students – you are greatly appreciated!

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