Open Connections

  • staff 2021-22

Heather Gosse


Heather is a facilitator in the Group IV and Shaping Your Life programs on Tuesday and Thursday and in the Choice Programs on Wednesday. She joined our staff in 2021.


Heather's life has been full of educational adventures - both the formal and informal kinds. In the years following high school, she spent a year in southern Germany as an exchange student, earned a B.A. in Economics, worked in economic consulting, spent time volunteering for the Forest Service and Park Service, and managed a small native plant nursery. Later, she turned her attention to teaching, obtaining a Pennsylvania General Science teaching certification and a Masters in Education from West Chester University. She has extensive experience exploring all sorts of science with middle and high school students in the Delaware Valley and in Monteverde, Costa Rica. She also has worked with young people in other roles, including advising, math support, teaching various electives, and minicourses from bread-baking to folk dance, and directing plays and musicals.  


Heather enjoys a multitude of activities. Lately, board games and gardening have been prominent. Other of her hobbies include playing the violin and viola, hiking, several kinds of folk dance, and singing. Heather lives in Lansdowne with her partner and her cat.