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Heather Harbison

Heather Harbison (NE '01)

Assistant Principal/Magnet Coordinator

Western Hills Magnet Center
Omaha, NE

At the time of the Award, Heather Harbison was:

Western Hills Magnet Center
Omaha, NE

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 7, 8

Biographical Information

Heather Harbison is assistant principal and magnet coordinator at Western Hills University Partnership Magnet Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She previously worked for 11 years as a mathematics teacher at McMillan Magnet Center, a diverse inner-city middle school in the Omaha Public School District. As a mathematics teacher, Ms. Harbison successfully used manipulatives, differentiated instruction and technology to improve mathematics achievement. She has also served as the mathematics department chair, an EXCELS school improvement team leader and a mathematics team coach. In addition, she teaches math methods classes at a local college, and spends her summers as a teacher for math and science camps at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In 2007, Ms. Harbison recieved her National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Mathematics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in mathematics kindergarten through 12th grade and a master's degree in elementary administration.

Additional Information


1994 University of Northern Iowa, B.A.