Breanna Heels works as a Vice-Principal at Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion’s Head, Ontario. A National Geographic Certified Educator, and also a Geo-Inquiry Ambassador for Canadian Geographic, she has based her teaching methods on the UN Global Goals, powered by the philosophy of think globally, act locally. Her teaching approach has always been that the classroom is a microcosm of the world and the world is our classroom, and she uses these two ideas to promote advocacy and action.
This translated into one of Breanna’s students organizing a Fight for Girls run to promote gender equality, one organized a food drive to work towards the UN Global Goal of zero hunger, while another developed a social media campaign to raise awareness about poverty in Canada. This led Breanna to invent the Changemaker Classroom classes from around the world complete challenges that work towards a different UN Global Goal.