Heather Gallington

heather gallington

Heather Gallington

As someone whose Mom died when she was young, Heather knows the importance of a strong woman role model for children. She has been working for 20 years as an educator for students with various disabilities, such as Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Physical Impairments, and other health impairments (such as severe Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder). Heather has been working with children since she was 13 years old, volunteering through the Red Cross organization. Heather has received awards such as the Ida S. Baker Award, which is a distinguished honor for her ability to create a sense of belonging for all of her students. Within her profession, Heather works daily with parents, teaching staffs, administration, and other peers such as the school guidance counselor, the school psychologist, as well as the school social worker. Within her team of peers, Heather collaborates to provide the most effective and specific educational plan possible for each of her students. She advocates for their needs by reaching out to organizations that provide platforms for her students to express their needs as well as their gratitude for these donations. Heather’s favorite part of her job is the ability to find unique ways to instruct children that have continuously struggled to succeed within the general education program. She utilizes all sorts of accommodations and she has had technology donated for her students to become more independent.

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