Heather Hartley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Psychology and English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Master of Arts degree in English Education from Piedmont College. Currently, Ms. Hartley is a Doctor of Philosophy candidate of Business Administration at Northcentral University. At the Georgia Center for Assessment (GCA), Ms. Hartley has coordinated logistics for various scoring projects, including state writing assessments in grades 5, 8, and 11, as well as science and social studies content assessments.
Heather has assisted in the delivery of, and the scoring for, the 2014, 2013, 2012 Pearson Benchmark Project Administrations (Grades 3-HS) within the following content fields: American Literature, 9th Grade Literature, ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Biology, Advanced Algebra, and Geometry. As part of the Writing Content development and leadership teams at GCA, Ms. Hartley has developed products which promote student learning and integrate projects across departments. She has created several in-house training materials, including an interdisciplinary writing style guide, an organization-wide calendar, and a quality assurance procedural document specific to the Georgia Student Growth Model reports. Ms. Hartley is charged with assuring all documents are aligned with Georgia Department of Education guidelines.
As an experienced English Language Arts (ELA) grades 6-12 teacher, Ms. Hartley has provided educational services consultation and administration for the past fifteen years. She has served in pivotal roles that promote learning: academic advisor for the federal grant, Supplemental Educational Services (SES); trainer for Reciprocal/Research-based teaching modules; teacher mentor for remedial reading and writing programs designed for Title I learners and at-risk youth; and instructor in Interrelated/ Inclusion Special Education classrooms.