Henry Brooks Adams said it best, “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.”
From an early age, Heather knew teaching would play an integral role in her life because of the amazing teachers who touched her life along the way…teachers who inspired her, instilled a love for learning within her, and believed in her no matter how easy or difficult the task. Heather saw the power of positive influence that lies within the life of a teacher and had the desire to have the same positive influence on the lives of children and young adults.
Heather began her teaching career at Bob Jones High School where she taught courses such as English 11, Advanced Placement Language and Composition, and Creative Writing. Heather also served as the Literary Magazine sponsor, English Honor Society Sponsor, and Girls’ Golf Coach while teaching at Bob Jones. As Heather grew in her teaching career, she had the opportunity to impact more student lives by serving in the leadership roles of District Secondary Instructional Specialist, Madison Elementary Assistant Principal, James Clemens High School Assistant Principal, Bob Jones High School Assistant Principal, and District Coordinator of Secondary Instruction and Career and Technical Education. Heather now has the privilege of serving as the Chief Academic Officer for Madison City overseeing all instructional programs.
Heather cherishes every opportunity to continue learning and growing as a professional educator. She earned her BA in English Language Arts and Secondary Education and MA in English from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, EdS in Instructional Leadership from the University of North Alabama, and EdD in Instructional Leadership from the University of Alabama. She has also been honored to serve as a member of the 2016-2017 cohort of the Alabama State Department of Education / University of Alabama Superintendents’ Academy and most recently selected as a participant of the Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Leadership Flagship Class 32.
Heather is married with two precious young boys. She loves spending time with her family; her two little boys bring such joy to her life. In the spare moments she has, she loves spending time outside…walking, golfing, running.
She is blessed to have such a wonderful family and to have the privilege of serving the families of Madison City Schools.