Heather designs and develops curricula and strategic engagement efforts for FACT Oregon, including overseeing our Support services. She holds a M.Ed. from Southern Oregon University and a B.A. from the University of Portland. She is the parent of a teenage son with autism, as well as a teacher and trainer who works to promote welcoming school communities. Currently, Heather serves as a member of the LifeCourse Ambassadors Community of Practice / Oregon LifeCourse which supports individuals in developing a vision for a good life in Oregon. She is chair of the State Advisory Council for Special Education (SACSE), which advises the State of unmet needs in the education of children with disabilities and aligns priorities with the Oregon Department of Education around equity, inclusion, and results. Heather is also on the Southern Oregon Early Learning Hub Agency Advisory, Dispute Resolution Committee and Jackson County EI/ECSE Early Intervention Council.
Director of Engagement and Learning