Heather grew up in the coastal town of Ipswich, Mass. From a young age, she knew that she wanted to work with young children. While working on her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Maine at Farmington, she fell in love with the surrounding mountain area.  She has taught preschool-aged children as well as infants and toddlers in Maine, Colorado, Idaho and Montana.  Friends and family drew her back east where she met the love of her life, a year-round resident of our fine island.  She brings to the classroom a love of nature and the outdoors.  Heather strives to bring in that one “great book’ to share that will catch one of her young readers and start them on the path of a lifelong love of reading. We at Island Children’s School work hard to maintain an interest-based curriculum that provides positive challenges for all of our students.