After moving to the shore for college, Ms. Heger received her Bachelor's degree in English from Salisbury University. She student taught in Somerset County and began her Master's degree at UMES the summer of 2004. She received her degree in Special Education in 2006. She worked in several programs serving students with emotional disturbance, including at Maple Shade School where she was the 2008 Employee of the Year. She returned to Somerset County in 2010. After teaching English at Washington Academy and High School, she requested to transfer to Somerset Promise Academy to return working with challenging students. She enjoys working in the team model with her fellow teachers, staff and administration to better serve her students. After 3 years of nominations, she was chosen as 2015-2016's Teacher of the Year for Somerset Promise Academy.