Heather Scoville is a high school science teacher and an online freelance writer. She has published numerous articles ranging in topics from evolution to country music and reality television to NASCAR racing. Heather has a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and an M.A. in Teaching and Learning with Technology.
Heather has been a high school teacher since 2005. She is certified as a 7-12 science teacher in Iowa and holds the All Science endorsement. She currently teaches at a very small rural school in Iowa where she is the entire high school science department. Teaching seven different subjects a day challenges her to stay on her toes and continue learning everything she can to do with science and science related topics! Heather currently teaches Physical Science, Biology, Earth Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, and AP Biology.
Before Heather became a science teacher, she worked for five years in various research labs. Her lab work included studying ion channels in the brain, breast cancer, and stem cell research. Heather's lab experience helps her bring science to life for her high school students. The students especially enjoy seeing her videos of the rat heart transplant surgeries she has done.
In addition to classroom duties at her school, Heather also writes curriculum for online high school science courses. She has written texts, labs, and assessments for online Physics, AP Biology, and Chemistry courses. Heather has also aligned already-designed courses to standards of various states. Her current project is aligning her own curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Heather also started the About.com Evolution site from scratch and wrote the content on that site for five years.
Other Interests and Hobbies
When she is not busy teaching, writing, or being a wife and mom to two sons, Heather enjoys coaching her school's dance team. However, her real passion is volunteering for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership program (HOBY) at the local and national level. Heather has been volunteering for the organization since 1995 and has been honored to serve in many roles for Iowa HOBY, the HOBY World Leadership Congress and HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy. She and was the HOBY Training Institute Chairperson in 2016. She is also active as a volunteer for her school's athletic and music Boosters Clubs, Relay for Life, and various political organizations.