“It was probably the greatest class of my life,” senior Oliver Osburn said about his experience as a student in physics teacher Greg Heard’s class.
Heard is a teacher for the Physics A class, which most students take during their junior year.
Heard is also a father of two boys who attend elementary school at Edgar Road.
Heard is from Alabama and is an avid Auburn University fan as well.
Heard has been teaching at Webster for three years now, but he is in his 19th year teaching overall.
“I enjoy both living and teaching in Webster Groves,” Heard said. “This is a great community and the students and parents are genuine and kind.”
Heard said he hopes to stay at Webster indefinitely and that the school would “have to kick him out” for him to go anywhere else. “I feel blessed to work with so many outstanding students and faculty,” Heard said.
Heard strives to build relationships with each of his students and said that building relationships was his strongest attribute in teaching.
He likes teaching physics, but “[he] likes helping students more.”
“I care about their success and want to be a helpful resource for them,” Heard said.
“Mr. Heard was always enthusiastic every single day, and it didn’t matter what he was teaching, he always made whatever he was teaching interesting,” senior Grant Early said.
“He’s always smiling whenever you see him, and his friendly personality made him one of my favorite teachers I’ve ever had.”
About his favorite memory with the class of 2015, Heard said, “Every year is special, but for different reasons.
This senior class has a special place in my heart because I taught so many of them for two years (Chemistry sophomore year and Physics junior year). I will definitely miss this year’s graduating class.”