B.A. in Sociology, Kalamazoo College; teaching certification, University of Pennsylvania; Ed.M. Education Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. In college, Heather started A.M.I.G.O.S., an afterschool and mentoring program for immigrant high school students. This experience inspired her to join Teach for America in 2003 in Philadelphia where she taught middle school English in Philadelphia. After teaching for four years, Heather worked as an Instructional Leader for Perspectives-Calumet Middle School in Chicago, where she coached and evaluated teachers, developed English and History curriculum, and facilitated Professional Development. This year, Heather will begin a new leadership role as Assistant Principal of Perspectives-Calumet High School.