M.S. Educational Administration,
Gwynedd Mercy University
“I serve as principal to ensure all students have access to an excellent education in their own neighborhood. Serving as an elementary school principal provides me the opportunity to support children in the beginning of their educational career – to shape their views and attitudes about education in a way that supports life-long learning.”
Heather has served as the principal of William H. Hunter Elementary School since 2017. Under her leadership, Hunter achieved a 37.6% increase in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade students scoring in Tier 1 on the AIMSweb Assessments. Hunter K-5 students also experienced an increase of 18.9% in students that met their reading growth goals (from 55.6% to 74.5%), and an 27 point increase from 18% to 45% on the Overall School Progress Report (SPR) score. Additionally, after implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and restorative practices suspensions decreased by 10%. In 2020, 98% of students had zero suspensions.
Heather has been an educator since 2005. Prior to becoming a principal, Heather served as a teacher and School Based Teacher Leader. Heather sits on the School District of Philadelphia’s Opioid Task Force. Heather grew up in Lancaster, PA.