Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History in 1992. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Education 1997. In between these years, she taught in Japan and travelled extensively in Asia. She has been with Edmonton Public School Board since 1998 teaching primarily Physical Education but also Outdoor Education, Language Arts and Social Studies. In 2001-2002 she taught Physical Education and Health in Australia. Recently she has taken leave to run a business in Early Child Care and this year has joined Vimy Ridge as a part time physical teacher in Sport Fit.
Heather enjoys participating in all sports and is an avid supporter in being active for life. Heather has coached, competed and volunteered in many sports such as swimming, XC country running, volleyball, basketball, badminton, track and field and triathlons. For the past 20 years she has competed in marathon running and triathlon; including 6 Ironmans. She is a member of Canadian Sport for Life and interested in teaching Physical Literacy to preschool and school age children.
Heather and her husband, Carl, have two sons, Koen and Tayte. Heather believes teaching is the most rewarding and valuable job to have and she is thrilled to be teaching at Vimy Ridge; “The atmosphere is incredibly energetic and positive “