Heather Garcia has been teaching for fifteen years and has taught every English course from 9th grade to AP® Language and AP® Literature. She has taught public speaking, Dual Enrollment Skills for College Success, and English Composition I and English Composition II at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a professional development leader in her district, running annual new-teacher trainings and offering summer in-service sessions. Heather was also a presenter for AP® Literature at the 2019 AP® National Conference and her specialty is offering skills to help students build their skills in analytical reading, critical thinking, and insightful writing. Heather has a BA in English, MA in English, and an MA in Writing. She lives in Florida with her husband and two young children and spends her spare time writing young-adult fiction.