For Heidi, teaching is an opportunity to empower the learner in their problem-solving skills and unique talents through a real-world scientific lens. She has been with MITY for 5 years. Ms. Ferris founded Growing Green Hearts to specialize in environmental STEM, nature play, and climate community projects. Heidi has nearly two decades of first-hand teaching experience including middle and high school level science courses, STEM teacher trainings, and curriculum writing for classrooms, faith-based groups and secular non-profits. She holds an MAEd in natural Sciences and Environmental Education.