AUTHOR & SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW
CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE
Heather is the co-author of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (San Francisco: Wiley, 2015). Her other research publications include the seminal paper “The rise of K-12 blended learning,” an assessment of 40 of the most prominent blended learning programs in the U.S., as well as “Classifying K-12 blended learning,” a comprehensive analysis of the salient distinctions between blended learning models. Her most recent paper, “Is K-12 blended learning disruptive?,” which she co-authored with Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn, makes predictions about the future of America’s classrooms. Her other research topics include competency-based learning, digital learning policy, and the expansion of high-speed broadband access.
Heather testifies regularly at state legislative sessions and is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at education conferences around the country. Her favorite assignment is training education leaders how to develop high-impact technology investments centered on high-quality blended learning.
Prior to joining the Christensen Institute, Heather served under Governor Pete Wilson’s administration as a member of the California State Board of Education. She was a teaching fellow at Harvard College and a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company. She graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. She is the mother of five pre-K and elementary school students.