Heather Peterson, M.A.Ed

Heather Peterson, M.A.Ed., is a passionate educator with 20 years of experience working with students, staff, and communities to build positive teaching and learning environments. She has experience supporting division-wide initiatives working with grade levels PreK-12 and has more than 17 years of experience supporting Title I schools. She currently serves as Director of Climate and Culture in an urban school division that serves 20,000 students. Ms. Peterson has worked with ULLC since 2019 to provide support in the areas of creating a positive climate and culture with an emphasis on social emotional learning. She focuses on assessing the climate in schools and the impact of communication and relationships.   

Ms. Peterson also develops and facilitates professional development in the areas of social emotional learning, working with students in poverty, cultural competence, trauma informed care, communication, leadership development, conflict management, project-based learning, teacher leadership and team dynamics. She is a certified facilitator for Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), StrengthsFinder and EQ-i emotional intelligence assessment. Ms. Peterson holds a Master of Arts degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from George Mason University.