From 1988 to 2005 Heather studied journalism, communication, art, creative writing, philosophy and history at Purdue. Philosophy was both her most and least favorite subject. She has worked as a pet sitter, co-managed a lumber company, worked as a newspaper journalist and a freelance writer, and sings professionally. She took the Montessori assistant's training in 2001 and completed her AMS associate 3 - 6 year-old certification from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Evanston, Illinois in 2003. She interned and assisted for four years here at MSGL before taking a lead teacher position in 2006. She also assisted one of her instructors, Don Czerwinskyj, at his school in Mt. Prospect, Illinois in the summer of 2003 and worked as an assistant in his teacher training program. This is Heather's seventh year as a lead teacher at MSGL.