Heidi Newlon, Ed.S. joined the RPDC team in July 2016. She brought with her over 20 years of education experience. Heidi currently works with the Missouri Model Districts, Dyslexia, and Teacher Academy. She began her educational career as a classroom teacher where she taught kindergarten – 3rd grade. Following her classroom experience she became an ELL instructor, instructional coach, district instructional coach and district high needs coach. Heidi’s educational background include a B.S. from Bemidji State University, an M.S. from the University of Kansas and a Specialist’s Degree in Administration from UMKC. Heidi is passionate about building collaborative relationships with educators. She is motivated by student and educator success. Heidi, along with her husband and daughter live in Blue Springs, MO.