Heather S.

  • Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Near Brooklyn, New York

I love working with children and their families to individualize and maximize each child’s learning potential. In addition to earning a masters degree in Philosophy of Education from Indiana University, I have been a classroom teacher in Japanese public schools, a private school teacher in Brooklyn, a tutor, and the creative director of a public school K - 5th grade after school program for 400 children. In addition, I have successfully navigated my own children through the NYC public school system. This wealth of experiences enables me to bring a well-rounded, whole-child approach into a classroom of any size.


  • BA, Indiana University, Anthropology & Folklore
  • MA, Indiana University, Philosophy of Education

Teaching Philosophy

I believe children learn by doing. As a proponent of experiential education (envisioned by John Dewey and Maria Montessori), I begin teaching with a clear goal in mind, then work backward, creating a step-by-step plan to engage each child’s unique learning style while leaving room for children to discover and create along the way as they progress. I place great importance on the child’s social and emotional health to create a learning environment where students grow academically as they become more self-aware and compassionate human beings.

Upcoming Classes

Full-time MicroSchool for up to 10 children

Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm

Full time

Learn, play, grow! In this full-time pod, Heather will create a compelling, hands-on curriculum that meets and exceeds Department of Education standards. Material is individualized to each student in the pod while we work toward common academic, social, and emotional goals.

How it works

What is Schoolhouse?

We started SchoolHouse with the intention of helping people start microschools because we saw that it was a better way to learn. That’s been our focus from the beginning and we’ve built the team with that purpose.

We are a team of teachers, school leaders and parents who are simply school nerds. We want to build the best schools in the world, only smaller and in your home..

Teacher Screening Process

We screen and vet every teacher thoroughly and accept between 5-7% of applicants. This is to ensure a high quality education across every SchoolHouse school.

We recruit teachers from a variety of backgrounds including private, public, and charter schools. We interview and offer competitive packages and small class sizes to attract top professionals.

Regarding Covid-19

Safety is our highest priority, for your family, the students we work with, and the teacher. We ask all teachers to follow all CDC, state, and local guidelines as it relates to COVID. Beyond that, we have all families and teacher in a pod agree on certain health guidelines and COVID protocols at the beginning of the pod so that there is not any ambiguity about what is expected.