Heather Tow-Yick is the Deputy Superintendent of the Mukilteo School District and has worked in Providence Public Schools as the Chief Transformation Officer and Chief of Staff. Prior to working in Mukilteo School District, Heather worked as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer at Teach For America and also launched Teach For America’s Rhode Island region. She started her career as a middle school English teacher in the Bronx . She has also worked as a Consultant at the Bridgespan Group and as a Special Assistant to Former New York City’s Chancellor Joel Klein.
Heather graduated from Brown University, received a master’s degree from Teachers College for teaching and from MIT’s Sloan School of Management for business. She is part of the sixth cohort of the Future Chiefs program through Chiefs for Change, which identifies talented, diverse emerging leaders and integrates them into a community of practice. Heather is a two-time All-American collegiate sailor and a national champion. Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, she is a former New Yorker and now lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, son and two rescue dogs.