Heather Harter

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What inspired you to become an educator, and what keeps you inspired?

I was inspired to become an educator as a child.  I have always had a passion for working with children and after obtaining my degrees in child psychology and social work, I discovered a love for teaching when asked to work at my own children's preschool.  I am continually inspired by the children themselves, the families and my amazing co-workers.  

If you could summarize your teaching philosophy, what would it be?

My teaching philosophy is play based.  I believe that children learn best when they are able to interact with their environment in a way that is fun and sparks their curiosity.  

What skills do you feel are most important for your students to develop, to prepare them for life beyond Friends School?

My number one goal for the children in my class if for them to know that they are loved that that they have gifts that make them unique and special.  

Tell us about your hobbies and philanthropic interests?

My hobbies include spending time with my family which includes my husband of 15 years, John and our two boys, Walker (7) and Max (9).  We love spending time outdoors with our dogs hiking, kayaking, swimming, playing soccer and skiing.  My most favorite thing to do is to travel and try new restaurants.