After teaching for 31 years in the public education system, Heather retired from the Ottawa Carleton District School Board in June 2013. While with the OCDSB Heather was involved in the creation and delivery of Ministry curriculum as a Math Board Trainer, a Literacy Coach, and a lead writer of the Kindergarten Program curriculum document. She has had extensive experience working with children with various exceptionalities, including autism. Heather has experience teaching Grades JK to 6, in a variety of subjects including Special Education, Core French, Vocal Music and English as a Second Language. Heather has her Primary and Junior Certificate, with Specialist Certificates in Primary Education and Special Education. She also holds additional qualifications in Vocal Music, ESL, and Remedial Reading. Heather has been with Edelweiss Private Academy for the past seven years, as both teacher and principal. This year she leaves the classroom and will fulfill the role of principal only.