Kayla Heimann

Kayla Heimann

Fellowship Placement: National Science Foundation
Hometown: Mansfield, OH

Kayla Heimann came to her Fellowship appointment as a fifth grade math and science teacher from Eastern Elementary School within Lexington Local School District in Lexington, OH. Kayla served her Fellowship with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD).

Kayla is a certified teacher for middle grades 4-9 in math and science and holds principal licenses for all K-12. During her time with Lexington schools, Kayla served as a new teacher mentor through the Ohio Department of Education, coached junior high volleyball and swimming, and served as a coach for the varsity swim program. She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) and the Richland County Young Professionals.

Kayla earned a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education and a Master of Education in Education Leadership and Administration, both from Ashland University, in Ashland, OH. Dedicated to lifelong learning and professional development, Kayla is constantly seeking opportunities to broaden her knowledge. She was on a team of teachers from her district in NASA’s Teaching from Space program, one of seven teams selected nationwide. The program included a week in Houston, TX, where she conducted a classroom experiment on NASA’s microgravity plane. In addition to her time with NASA, Kayla was a DOW fellow with NSTA’s New Science Teacher Academy, a member of the Ohio Energy Project’s Energy Sources Tour, and one of 12 Ohio educators chosen for the Mickelson ExxonMobil STEM Teachers Academy.