Heather Schilling has joined the board of directors for the national Progressive Education Network. She is chair and director of teacher education at Manchester University. Progressive educators support their students’ deep intellectual development and healthy identity formation, treating them as developing individuals, as active learners and engaged citizens in the broader world.
After 12 years of teaching in a public school, she joined the Education Department at Manchester. Schilling is engaged in her local and state communities, serving in leadership capacities on the university’s North Manchester campus. She is past president of the Indiana State Reading Association.
Schilling is active in the Indiana State Teachers Association and works closely with the Indiana Department of Education as a program reviewer. She received her bachelor’s degree from Manchester, her master’s degree from IPFW and her doctorate from Ball State University.