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Heather Flaherty

Primary 2/3 Teacher

I am thrilled to be joining the Virginia Chance community this year! I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education, and Rank 1 in Learning and Behavior disorders from Bellarmine University. I have spent the last 12 years teaching in an independent school that serves both typical children and children with special needs. I love to teach and am excited about joining a community that encourages discovery, child-directed activities, and environmental learning.

Prior to entering the teaching field, I worked as an art therapist. I have a Master of Arts in Expressive Therapy, and worked primarily with children and adults in the hospital setting. I have always enjoyed the arts and am looking forward to using my creative skills in a new setting and in the classroom with our students.

When I am not busy teaching or crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family. My 13 year old son, Christian, keeps me busy with athletic activities. We share our home with my fiancé Jamie, a dog and two cats. I love to travel, garden, and do puzzles of all kinds.