Heather Howlett is the Director of Professional Learning for WestEd’s Literacy team, which has a proven track record in improving disciplinary literacy in middle school, high school, and college.
Howlett leads and manages project staff and over 90 consultants, ensuring the quality and impact of implementation of professional learning programs. She designs, develops, and facilitates face-to-face and digital professional learning experiences for the agency. Previously, she was an instructional coach for her district and an eighth-grade science teacher. Her classroom work is featured on the U.S. Department of Education’s website, Doing What Works.
She has coauthored pieces in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, American Educator, and Teacher Learning in the Digital Age: Online Professional Development in STEM Education.
Howlett holds a BS in Biology from Madonna University and an MA in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University.