Heather Krill, English
Greetings! My name is Heather Krill, and I’ve been teaching high school English for 18 years here at Lin-Wood. Being an English teacher is perhaps the BEST job in education as we truly get to see inside our students’ brains by the way students think and how they give their words action and meaning. We read good stories from different time periods and cultural perspectives, thereby both time traveling and visiting places in the world we might not ever otherwise get to experience. No two days are ever the same, nor would I want them to be! I really love being a Lin-Wood Lumberjack.
My Education and Professional Background:
The tagline on my professional writer’s website is " writer-wife-teacher-mom,” and I try to maintain the careful and chaotic balance of those four roles. Having graduated from Connecticut College in 1997 with a B.A. in English Education and Plymouth State University in 2003 with a M.Ed as a K-12 Reading Specialist, I have 24 years of high school teaching experience, with 18 of these years spent here at Lin-Wood. This fall, I’m helping to coach the middle school girls’ soccer team. Prior to coming here, I first traveled to Philadelphia for a one year teaching experience, then to Londonderry, NH for two years, and Lisbon Regional School for three. Woohoo! Besides raising a fifth grader and a sixth grader with my husband Geoff here in North Woodstock, I am an avid reader, hiker, skier, snowboarder, summer lettuce farmer, novelist and blogger for heatherkrill.com and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. We have a dog named Emerson, a turtle named Shelly, and too many fish to name properly.