Heather Duncan NBCT is a Child Development professor, Consultant, Trainer, Coach and Director of Early Learning at the Collaboration for Early Childhood in Oak Park, Illinois. She helmed her first classroom in Posen-Robbins School District 143 ½, then founded Ahadi Early Learning Center which she directed for 5 years before joining Chicago Public Schools as a Preschool teacher. She is a 2015-17 America Achieves National Fellow, a 2016 Chicago Foundation for Education ARLI Research Fellow, a 2018-19 Teach Plus Early Childhood Fellow and winner of the 2018 Golden Apple For Excellence In Teaching Award. She holds a BA in English and MEd in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois, a certificate in Early Childhood Leadership from Erikson Institute and is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She spends her free time trying new endurance sports and forcing her husband and two kids to join her.
Last modified: March 16, 2020