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B.S., Psychology, Alabama State University M.S., Counseling, Alabama State University Ed.S. Counseling Psychology, Alabama A&M University Currently pursuing the degree of Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at Samford University Licensed Professional Counselor

William T. Heard, Jr.

Career Experience:
Madison County School System and steadfastly serving as the 9th Grade Counselor at Hazel Green High School  2004-  present
Crestwood Medical Center's Behavioral Health Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Huntsville/Madison County Mental Health Center (currently known as Wellstone Behavioral Health/NOVA Center)
Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare Mental Health Center in Guntersville, Alabama
Montgomery County Area Mental Health Center 1997

I am a native of Talladega, Alabama. I have been happily married to the love of my life for 19 years and we have been blessed with two phenomenal children. I enjoy attending church, singing in the men's choir, working with the children's choir and musical theater ministry, spending time with my family, playing video games, free-style rapping (aka "GNice"), watching marvel action movies, watching cartoons, reading, traveling, sports, attending live shows (theater, gospel, comedy, jazz), visiting museums, spending time outdoors, mentoring youth, and volunteering. I believe that with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26), that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13), that valuing education is key to overcoming any obstacles in this ever-changing society, and that all children can achieve remarkable success with the proper guidance! 


"Children Learn What They Live" If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be anxious and insecure. If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves. If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy. If children live with jealously, they learn to feel envy. If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty. If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident in themselves and their abilities. If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient. If children live with praise, they learn to be appreciative. If children live with acceptance, they learn to love. If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves. If children live with sharing, they learn generosity. If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness. If children live with fairness, they learn justice. If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect. If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them. If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live. - Dorothy L. Nolte 

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Our lives begin to end the day when we become silent about things that matter.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.