Heather Dommershausen was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated in 2011 from Ball State University with a BS in Elementary Education. She discovered Montessori her senior year of college for her final project. She was asked to research a curriculum that she would experience in her field. she chose the Montessori method because she loved the child-centered classroom. She was used to working in the public school where it was a more teacher-directed environment. By the end of the semester she felt she was changed, and she no longer wanted to teach in the public sector and wanted to continue her career as a Montessori teacher. Since than she has worked with all different Montessori-aged children from toddler to upper-elementary in 3 different states for the past 6 years.
Heather and her husband moved to bend 3 years ago. She enjoys hiking with their dog, Bernie. They enjoy being active and spending as much time outside as possible. She also enjoys gardening and is an avid reader. She has a great sense of humor and loves nothing more than to laugh and enjoy life with her students.