About the Reporting Labs
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities.
Name: Sally Griffin and Melissa Heilig
Joined SRL: 2014
Forestview High School
Sally Griffin and Melissa Heilig’s teaching philosophy is to help students develop critical thinking skills to adequately analyze and understand the literacies presented in multimedia culture and how those literacies apply to them as individuals. In doing so, they are teaching their students the importance of sharing their voice and using their skills to link their community to the greater world around them. They ask them to report on what they see to give them an idea of what they value.