Heather joined CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in August 2017 as a Community Education Coordinator working with Hank the Health Hero to cultivate healthy habits in the children of the Lancaster Community. She is passionate about the curiosity, wonder and peace that comes from the power of play.
Prior to joining CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, Heather taught a play-based Kindergarten program and mixed-age preschool classrooms. Heather has her Bachelors of Early Childhood Education degree and PreK-4 teaching certificate from Millersville University. Heather returned to school for her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Services from Arkansas State University. Eager to foster resiliency, perseverance, and creative thinking, Heather holds a Play Coach Certification through the Institute for Self-Active Education and is a two time NAEYC presenter.
A Pacific North West Native, Heather finds solace walking or biking the Columbia River Trail with her husband and their dog.