Heather Gill, Family & Community Engagement Specialist
Heather Gill brings over 30 years working in systems change to actively engage families, communities and educators in partnerships. She sees connections and systems possibilities, school and community wide and guides others to recognize those possibilities and build on their systems. Heather also values the unique strengths and needs of rural children, families, communities and schools. She believes relationship is our best implementation strategy.
Most recently she has worked with Nebraska Department of Education as a Regional Coach to partner with school leadership teams in implementing tiered systems and integrate initiatives. She has served as a Lead Coach for Rooted in Relationships to support the community-wide implementation of the Pyramid model across childcare homes and centers, head start, private and public schools. She has worked with a team of coaches to ensure sustainability across programs. Heather is passionate about building restorative communities and is a TOT for Restorative Practices. Previous experience includes ministry, early intervention and home visiting, wrap around and child protection provided opportunity to learn from families, schools, judicial, and social service agencies.