Anyone who’s attended Heritage in the last 30 years knows Janice Houghton, the school librarian! Though she spent a decade away, serving as a missionary in Russia, she always felt a part of the Heritage family. Faculty and staff sent her care packages and resources, classes helped with projects, and families supported her financially.
“No visit back to the states was complete until I spent at least a day back at HCS,” she said.
Houghton decided she wanted to be a school librarian in 6th grade, after helping in her school’s library. She studied Elementary Education at Grace College, then continued education at the IU School of Library & Information Science at IUPUI.
Houghton loves getting to introduce students to good books, to be a part of dozens of research projects, and to collaborate with teachers across all grade levels. She is also involved with high school Mock Trial.
“Heritage has truly been God’s means of fulfilling His promise of Psalm 68:6 in my life. ‘God sets the solitary in families,’” she said.