714 Locust Avenue
Waynesboro, Virginia  22980

Phone: 540-220-4126
Email:  mfheubeck@hotmail.com


Promoting civic engagement within educational environments

Accomplished professional with a diversified background in program administration, civic education, and secondary school environments. Over twenty years of professional experience with ten years developing and implementing programs for a nonpartisan unit of the University of Virginia promoting civic education and more than ten years of experience in secondary school education.  Expertise in:

Program Design
Leadership Development
Civic Engagement
Marketing and Development
Technology Based Learning
Grant Writing


UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA CENTER for POLITICS, Charlottesville, VA (2004 – present)
Director of Instruction – Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI)

Created and distributed civics resources for 50,000+ kindergarten – twelfth grade educators

Directed the development and implementation of Mock Elections in 2008 and 2012 for over 1,000,000 participating secondary school students nationwide

Developed curriculum for the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission

Created curriculum for U. S. State Department leadership programs for high school students from Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile in the Global Perspectives on Democracy program

Designed and instructed a week-long civic engagement curriculum involving a service learning program and technology based application to monitor student progress in their home country

Coordinated team meetings in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan on behalf of the U.S. State Department to complete the Global Perspectives on Democracy initiatives

Created and implemented civic engagement workshops for government officials, NGO leaders, and university professors participating in national and global civic engagement programs including the Presidential Precinct and the Institute for International Education

Participated in a total redesign of the YLI website to enhance its functionality

Directed the development and delivery of YLI marketing materials including direct mail, targeted email blasts, social media, and media cultivation

Carver Center for the Arts
and Technology, Towson, Maryland (2002 – 2004)
Chairman – Department of Social Studies

Directed curriculum implementation and coordinated departmental programs

Taught Advanced Placement Psychology and American Government

Organized student involvement in the Harvard Model Congress and the National High School Model United Nations programs

Loch Raven High School,
Towson, Maryland (1999 – 2002)
Teacher – United States History, Economics, Juvenile Justice, and Arts Curriculum

Co-authored economics curriculum for twelfth grade students

Facilitated the Princeton Model Congress and Loch Raven Model Congress programs

Adapted the Baltimore County art curriculum to address special needs students

Woodlawn Middle School,
Towson, Maryland (1992 – 1999)
Teacher – World Cultures

Co-authored world cultures curriculum for sixth and seventh grade students

Served as inter-disciplinary team leader and supervised curriculum implementation for the Expeditionary Learning, Outward Bound teaching model


University of Virginia, Curry School of Education – M.Ed. in Curriculum (2013)
Towson University Masters of Arts in Teaching (1992)
Randolph-Macon College, major in history, minor in studio art – Bachelor of Arts (1990)


Sorensen Institute, Political Leaders Program (2015)
Foundation for Teaching Economics, University of California at Davis (2001-2007)
Johns Hopkins University, graduate courses in teacher leadership (2001-2003)
County of Baltimore, graduate courses in education (1992-2003)


Mediation Center of Charlottesville, President of the Advisory Board (2012-2015)
Emily Couric Leadership Scholarship Committee (2011-2014)
National Council for Social Studies (2010-2015)
We the People National Finals Championship Judge, Center for Civic Education (2009-2015)
Scholastic Publishing, consultant for a four book series on civic engagement (2010)
Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association, conference presenter (2003)
Maryland Council for Social Studies Conference, conference presenter (2003)
Maryland Historical Society, consultant on a U.S. History resource book for teachers (2001)