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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.


  • Friday Institute and NCDPI Partner to Support NC’s Digital Learning Plan Through Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • LASER Institute Selects 2024 Cohort of Scholars
  • Literacy and Community Initiative’s Fifth Annual Reading Celebration Highlights Refugee Stories Through Art, Writing
  • Celebrating Teachers in the Age of AI: Why Human Connection Matters More Than Ever
  • 2024 MSEN Day