The teaching faculty at Heartworks, Steamworks & Loveworks Schools have earned a degree in early or elementary education with many holding a Vermont Teaching License and/or have comparable educational training and experience. Throughout the year, teachers and directors participate in professional development programs, both on and off-site, aimed at expanding and improving their teaching skills and enhancing the mission of our Schools. We are dedicated to providing a program based on quality and consistency in all of the schools. All of our faculty and staff are asked to embrace a heartful and peaceful approach with children and to uphold the philosophies of the school.
Amy has been a Teacher at Heartworks Williston since 2003. She received her degree from Champlain College in Early Childhood Education. She has mostly taught three year old children; she also has experience teaching two year olds, Pre-kindergarten children as well as experience teaching in Kindergarten, First and Third Grade classrooms. Amy has been the Camp Director at Heartworks Williston for two summers.
Amy has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity over the course of three years and also volunteered at Camp Daybreak to work with children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Growing up Amy always had a passion for working with young children and volunteered as much as she could to be able to work with them.
Amy is a Vermont native and enjoys all Vermont has to offer. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her two young boys. Amy likes to travel and does so every year, sometimes new places and other years back to her favorite place to vacation in Maine. Indoor cycling is a hobby of hers as well as cooking and baking for others.
Joanna has been singing and making music for most of her 47 years as a performer and teacher, and for hospice clients in our community as a singer/director with the VNA's Noyana Singers. She studied voice at Indiana University and received a Vermont teaching license and Master's degree in Integrating the Arts into Education from St. Michael's College. Joanna is a certified Music Together teacher and center director. Her most recent musical endeavor was a week-long workshop learning to lead Bobby McFerrin-inspired Circle Songs. She joined Heartworks in 2015 and is the mother of 2 music-loving boys. Joanna's best musical influences were her parents, whose love of music made for a lot of singing in the car.
STEAM Art Teacher
Jayne has a degree in Art Education and a B.S. from UVM in Animal Science. She has worked as a certified Art Educator in Vermont for over twenty years. She lives in Grand Isle with her retired husband. They are both active members of Lyric Theatre in Burlington, and have two daughters. One is a senior at UVM and the oldest lives in Portland, Oregon. Jayne’s current hobby is learning the techniques of stand up comedy.
Coordinator of Professional Development, STEAM and Substitute Teacher
Heather joined the Heartworks family in 2012. She is licensed by the State of Vermont in Early Education, and is certified to teach through the third grade level. A native Vermonter, she attended the University of Vermont and earned a B.A. in psychology. Heather resides in Essex Junction and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, crafting and serving as a Deacon in her church.