Ms. Heineman begins her third year as an ESE Resource Specialist and previously served as an RTI Strategist in the Okeechobee County School District office. Before stepping into leadership, Ms. Heineman taught third grade for one school year and was an ESE teacher for 14 years.
A native of Salem, Ohio, where she grew up on a dairy farm raising and showing cows at county fairs, Ms. Heineman has resided in Okeechobee for the past 17years. Ms. Heineman lives with her daughter, Adleigh, a sixth grader at YMS, and serves as an assistant coach with the storied YMS volleyball program and also coaches volleyball for Chobee Volleyball Academy. Ms. Heineman earned her bachelor's degree in special education with a focus on multiple handicaps from Bowling Green State University.