I’m Heather Ribar. I am a 22 year educator working in Johnston County, NC. I was a NC Teaching Fellow (97-01) at Appalachian State University. I taught high school English at South Johnston High School for the first 16 years of my career. I earned my MSA from Appalachian in 2016 and am now serving as Dean of Student Success and Accountability at South Johnston. I am also Treasurer for my local district in NCAE. I live in Raleigh, NC with my husband and son. Both my husband and son referee and play ice hockey making me a perpetual hockey mom and hockey widow.