During her 31 years as a theatre educator in Maryland, Jana Whitlock Heyl has directed and produced more than 120 productions. Jana served on the board of Maryland Thespians for 13 years, including two terms as Chapter Director, and earned induction into the Maryland Thespians Hall of Fame. She is a familiar face at chapter and national events, having attended for more than 20 years. 2021 has been a rewarding year for Jana, having not only earned induction into the EdTA Hall of Fame, but she was also named the 2021 Charles County Arts Alliance High School Teacher of the Year, and Troupe 303 earned one of the 2021 EdTA Outstanding School Awards under her leadership. Numerous former students have gone on to careers in the arts, helping to shape the future of our field.