She began her teaching career at an international elementary charter school in Atlanta, GA, working with refugee children. Heather has spent most of the past 13 years teaching at two different elementary bilingual schools in Mexico. She has also studied and did volunteer work in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Cuba, and the Tex-Mex border. She loves sharing her passion for the Spanish language and its accompanying, diverse cultures. She is very excited to be returning to the Locust Grove campus as a 1st Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher, having taught 3rd grade at Locust Grove a few years ago.
Heather says, "I love teaching because you get to spend your day with amazing children, have the privilege of being part of their formation, and enjoy sharing a passion for learning with them. My philosophy of teaching includes a holistic view of the student, with a commitment to authentic, hands-on, engaging, real life learning experiences in a nurturing, respectful classroom environment."
Her other interests include reading, hiking, traveling, and team sports. She forms part of a bicultural, bilingual, binational family, along with her husband who is from Mexico and her two sons who were born in Mexico and grew up there. Her sons will also be students this year at Locust Grove and LMMS. She and her family attend Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster.