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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Heather Schwartz is an Instructional Coach at Omar Torres Charter School on the southwest side of Chicago. In this position she works directly with teachers to help them create intellectually active and engaging learning experiences for students. Additionally, she works with leadership team to conceive of and implement improvements to school culture. This year, Heather helped pioneer Torres Tutors and the middle school advisory program, along with the use of Document-Based Questions in the middle grades. Previously, she taught seventh grade Language Arts. Heather aspires to contribute to a more just society as part of a school leadership team. She believes that building successful schools involves unique and complex adults working to meet the needs of equally unique and complex students. She hopes to continuously nurture a growth mindset for teachers, students and herself as a leader.