Kristina Heavey


Kristina Heavey, Program Coordinator

Kristina Heavey is the program coordinator for the Scheller Teacher Education Program. Her current work includes supervising undergraduate student-teachers and assisting instructors of teacher education courses at MIT. Kristina taught 7th and 8th grade science for five years prior to working at MIT and began teaching through Teach For America in Charlotte, NC. While in North Carolina, Kristina worked for TEACH Charlotte creating and leading professional development for first-year science teachers. Upon moving to Boston, Kristina began teaching in Chelsea, MA with Excel Academy Charter Schools. While in the classroom, she worked to develop curriculum and create rigorous assessments. Originally from Washington State, Kristina graduated from Gonzaga University and has a BA in political science and criminal justice.

Kristina is a die-hard Gonzaga basketball fan. Besides having a dominant basketball team, Gonzaga also places a large emphasis on social justice. Kristina found her passion for education through her alma mater.

Sample of Current Work:

StarLogo Nova
Programming Tools
A visual programming tool for making 3D games and simulations
Imagination Toolbox
Professional Development, Programming Tools
Summer PD for educators interested in games and simulations