Heather Gerker

Heather Gerker
  • Associate Researcher

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Heather Gerker is an associate researcher for CLARA and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cincinnati, where she is studying educational policy. She serves as a graduate assistant for the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute and as a teacher assistant for research methodology courses. Heather has taught in various settings, including teacher education, preschool, kindergarten, and Montessori early childhood classrooms.


M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, University of Cincinnati
M.Ed. in Early Education, Endicott College
Early Childhood Montessori Credential, American Montessori Society (AMS)
BFA in Electronic Media, University of Cincinnati


Research interests:

  • Relationship Between Educational Policies and Practices
  • Montessori Education in Public Schools