Heather Higgins, LCSW-C

Certified Presenter

Heather is a Certified Presenter for the Transformation Education Institute. She has been practicing Social Work for over 15 years in Baltimore, Maryland focusing her efforts on working with children and families.

Heather obtained her BA from Loyola University and her MSW from the University of MD, Baltimore. Heather began working for The TranZed Alliance in 2004 on their clinical leadership team–serving first as the Clinical Director of the special education school and then as the Director of the OMHC. She has been presenting for the Transformation Education Institute since 2008.

Heather began her career working with children and adults with developmental delays while she was in high school, and has continued to serve individuals in need ever since. Heather has worked with children and families in a multitude of settings including residential care, school, foster care, outpatient, and inpatient hospitals.

Currently, Heather is a Social Worker with Baltimore City Schools working at Monarch Academy, one of The TranZed Alliance’s Charter schools. She has presented hundreds of interactive workshops and keynote addresses nationwide to child-serving professionals and families. Heather provides energetic and engaging training in a variety of areas including Poverty and the Brain, Gender Differences in the Classroom, The Teen Brain, and ADHD. Born and raised in New York, Heather has been calling Baltimore, MD home for the past 2 decades.

WORKSHOPS presented by HEATHER include:

  • Beyond Poverty: Brain-Inspired Ways to Understand and Respond to Poverty
  • Brain Matters: The Essential Guide To Brain-Based Learning
  • Change Your Language, Change Their Lives: What Adults Can Say Differently Today to Transform the Tomorrows of Our Youth
  • Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind
  • Jack’s Brain, Jill’s Brain: Gender Differences and Why They Matter
  • Rethinking ADHD: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why
  • Right From the Start: Building Great Brains From Birth to Age Five
  • The New IQ?: Understanding and Teaching Executive Functions Skills In and Out of the Classroom
  • Trauma and the Brain: The Developmental Impact of Trauma in Childhood