Senior Research Fellow, Education
Heather is one of the world’s foremost experts on K-12 blended learning. Named by Scholastic as one of the Five People to Watch in Education in 2012, her pivotal work at the Institute includes “The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of emerging models,” and “Classifying K-12 blended learning.” Other recent research topics include competency-based learning, digital learning policy, and high-speed broadband connectivity. Heather appears regularly throughout the country as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, legislative expert, and conference panelist.
Prior to joining the Christensen Institute, Heather served under Governor Pete Wilson’s administration as a member of the California State Board of Education. She was a teaching fellow at Harvard College and a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company. She graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is the mother of five pre-K and elementary school students.