Open Connections

  • staff 2021-22

Heather Hurley


Heather is a Facilitator in the Tuesday Group I and on Thursdays in Group III. She joined the OC Staff in 2019.  Her family has been a part of the OC community since 2018. 


She earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education as well as a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, teaching at the middle school level for 10 years before transitioning to stay at home with her young people. Upon moving to Phoenixville from Pittsburgh, her family joined the learning community at OC and fell in love with the people, the campus and the philosophy.


In addition to spending time learning with her youth, Heather explores her own interests too, volunteering for women’s public health organizations and a local CSA, as well as documenting life through pictures, running, journaling, planning family adventures and reading as much as possible. Her three lively young people all attend OC.