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.