Heather works in the History Department and serves as one of two observers, reviewing the classroom practicum teaching of students taking HST 418, Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies. She provides detailed, concrete feedback and mentors BSED students so they can improve their teaching as the semester progresses. She also teaches larger enrollment seated sections of History 122 where she instructs students how to write using carefully designed assignments and formative assessment. Students have shared that these assignments have positively impacted their writing and learning in other classes. The History BSED program is nationally recognized for its excellent in social studies teacher preparation. People like Heather are one of the reasons the program has earned the reputation and recognition.