An adversity of life drew the Albuquerque native and Albuquerque Academy graduate to online education. It was her success online as a student that led her to become an online teacher. Now her work as an educator is being recognized nationally.
Heavner, an online mathematics teacher for Indiana University and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, was one of 10 teachers from around the country honored recently with a Sarah D. Barder Fellowship Award.
CTY is a nonprofit at Johns Hopkins which identifies academic talent, grades kindergarten-12, and supports them with a variety of programs, including online.