Heather Peery was born in Utah, and she moved to California when she was seven years old. She attended Sacramento Waldorf School in her early years. Her family moved to the Auburn area, which is where she primarily grew up. She is an alumnus of the first graduating class of Live Oak Waldorf School in Applegate. Her mother also taught kindergarten there. She graduated from Bear River High School. Since then she graduated from Humboldt State in 1997 with a B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in Art. After graduation she volunteered in the AmeriCorps Program and worked throughout the Eureka City Schools for two years. During this time she decided to pursue teaching as a career. After her service term ended she traveled all over Europe. Highlights included the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, Chartres cathedral in France, and all of the artwork in Florence, Italy. Upon returning and moving back home she worked as a special needs aide, and then decided to go back to school to get her teaching credentials. In 2004, she received her Multiple Subjects and Education Specialist Credentials from CSU, Chico, and she also had a baby boy, who is now 8 years old and is in 2nd grade at YRCS. After graduating, Heather worked as a substitute teacher which led to full-time as a resource teacher in Rocklin. She then moved back to Arcata to be close to the ocean and worked as a part-time Resource Teacher at Coastal Grove Charter School, a Waldorf methods school. She loved working there, but decided to move back home to be close to family. Upon doing this she found Yuba River Charter School. With support from the school, she completed her Waldorf Certification from Rudolf Steiner College during the summer of 2010. She took a class from 2nd to 5th grade, and then cycled back to first grade. In her spare time Heather likes to travel. She has been all over Europe twice, Mexico and Hawaii. She has traveled all throughout the southwest and to New York City and Pennsylvania. She enjoys taking many photos along the way.