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Heather Bronson

Director of Communications

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In her role as director of communications, Heather builds nationwide awareness of the Friday Institute’s work, programming and initiatives among key stakeholders and the general public in order to establish the organization as the center for collaboration and innovation of education research, practice and policy. She previously led communications, marketing and public and media relations efforts for the Chicago Literacy Alliance, a nonprofit association of literacy programs and organizations. Heather has worked as a marketer, editor and writer since 2007 when she graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


  • Professor Emeritus Eric Wiebe Addresses 21st Century Educational Challenges and Opportunities in STEM Classroom-based Assessment in New Report
  • Computer Science for North Carolina Convening Provides Guidance, Gathers Key Stakeholders for Implementing Computer Science Across the State
  • Recognizes Friday Institute During CSEdCon for Most New Teachers Trained
  • Friday Institute Selects 2023 Graduate Student Fellows
  • 2023 Friday Medal Ceremony Honors Longtime North Carolina Educator and Education Leader Tom Williams