Meet the Team

Heather Lowry

MAX Teaching Consultant

Heather has been passionate about and actively involved in improving literacy instruction in the field of education for over ten years. Heather began her teaching career after graduating from her Master’s program in Education in 2012; she has held teaching positions in several states, school districts, and grade levels ranging from 7th through 12th grade and the collegiate level. Heather has taught a variety of courses ranging from introductory to advanced in English Language Arts including composition, literature, reading, as well as geography and social studies, critical media literacy, marketing and production, and remedial mathematics. Before beginning her teaching career, Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State and held a variety of industry roles in the fields of marketing, sales, and the legal field. Heather currently resides in Western Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, son, and two dogs. She currently teaches 8th and 9th grade ELA and serves a leadership role as one of the district’s instructional coaches and data team teachers. Heather is excited to utilize her diverse background in both education and industry to partner alongside districts using MAX strategies to support, enhance, and inspire meaningful literacy instruction across the content areas.
  • ELA Teacher: 7-12th grade ELA Teacher & PIIC Instructional Coach: Homer-Center Junior-Senior High School; Homer City, PA; August 2017-Present

  • ELA Instructional Coach & 8th Grade Reading Teacher: Long-Term Substitute Marion Center High School; Marion Center, PA; August 2016 – June 2017 

  • Adjunct Faculty English Instructor: Pennsylvania Highlands Community College; Richland, PA; January 2016 - August 2016

  • 9th grade English Teacher, Yearbook Adviser and Rotary-Interact Club Adviser: Champion High School, Champion Local School District; Warren, OH August 2014 – June 2015 

  • 7th grade ELA and Social Studies Teacher: Northern Middle School, Washington County School District; Hagerstown, MD August 2013 – June 2014 

  • Legal Case Assistant: Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Washington DC ; 2009 – 2010
  • Marketing Specialist: Centre Daily Times; State College, PA; 2010 – 2011
  • Sales Consultant: Beautycounter; 2015-2016
  • Graduate: Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Indiana, PA 
    • Master of Arts in Teaching English 
  • Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA 
    • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations/Marketing 
    • Minor: Sociology
  • Pennsylvania Instructional 2: English Language Arts 7-12

  • Contributing Author: Thinking Like a Teacher; Rowan & Littlefield Publishing; August 2017
  • Ranked 2nd out of 823 schools in Pennsylvania for Pennsylvania Department of Education’s value-added assessment system (PVAAS) growth index data in English Language Arts grades 7-8; 2020-2021