Where and how did you grow up? While I lived in Northern California for a bit as a toddler, I mainly grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley. I was living in the era of
Ms. Heller is a contributing writer to the book, Teaching for Racial Equity: Becoming Interrupters (Stenhouse, 2022) and regularly presents best practices in gifted education and authentic inquiry throughout the U.S. In her 25th year of teaching, Ms. Heller has both elementary and middle school experience. She holds a multiple subject credential, a reading specialist credential, a masters degree in Language and Literacy, and a BA in Ethnic Studies. She teaches middle school Language Arts and Social Studies, serves as a site Gifted Education Coordinator and her district’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion middle school Coordinator. Ms. Heller has also served as the Director of the Oak Park Inquiry Institute, English Department Chair, district Peer Coach, and district Technology Innovator. You can reach Ms. Heller on Twitter at @Hell2Teach.