A Message from Our Principal

Coyote Family,

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction as the new principal of Collier Business Academy for Financial Literacy. This is my fifth year in educational leadership and twenty-sixth year in education, all in Peoria Unified School District. Prior to becoming principal, I had many experiences in education that led me to Collier. Through the years, I have been a master teacher in kindergarten, second, fourth, fifth, and eighth grades, an instructional coach, and assistant principal of two different elementary schools. Although I moved to leadership, I am always a teacher at heart. Through my experiences as a teacher of multiple grade levels and my experience as an instructional coach, my love for instruction and student achievement has flourished. 

My educational background includes a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Western Illinois University and a master of education leadership from Grand Canyon University. As an educator, I believe we leave our “heart print” on every child and adult we encounter. I will work hard to leave this distinct impression and impact on Collier Elementary and the community I serve.

On a personal note, I am blessed to be the mother of three awesome grown adults and a grandma to one little person. Kristopher Heddings, Jocelyn Heddings, Kade Heddings, and my grandson, Kace Heddings, are the loves of my life. I will always maintain the same expectations for every student at Collier Business Academy for Financial Literacy as I do for my own family. I will love them and encourage them to always do their best, work hard, and persevere. I want to see each student excel and exceed all expectations for growth and personal achievement. I am convinced all students can learn at high levels, and our job as educators is to build a strong foundation for all students. Each student has the potential to be a successful businessman or woman with strong financial literacy. Our goal is to set a foundation at Collier that will guide our students to a solid path in life and whatever career they may choose. Therefore, it is my privilege to lead Collier Business Academy and the many talented teachers, staff, and students in working to obtain this goal!

Looking forward to working with you soon.

Kind Regards,

    Ms. Reegan Heddings

    Important Dates to Remember:

    • Meet the Teacher Night - July 26 from 5:00–7:00 p.m.
    • First Day of School - July 28 (Early Dismissal at 12:40 p.m.)