Faculty & Staff
Our leadership team, teachers, and staff are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of families with children who have special needs. We are a group of professionals who strive to maintain a joyful school environment that meets the educational, social, emotional, and physical needs of every student. Every person on the Stepping Stones team is highly qualified and specially trained in their field of study. We value collaboration and positivity as we work together to provide the best possible educational experience to our students.
Heather Schmitt, M.Ed. BCBA
Heather started at Hopelight Behavioral Health in 2017 as a Behavior Analyst and became a BCBA in 2019. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education and a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Heather began working in special education in the year 2000 as a paraprofessional in a public school transition program where she found her calling in teaching, and went on to become an instructor with the same program. She has been blessed since that time to work with many children and adults with a variety of needs and abilities. Heather enjoys teaching people of all ages as well as working alongside their families in order to provide the best support possible.
Heather is a native of Colorado. Her favorite way to spend free time is being with her husband and two boys. She is also an active member at her church where she leads the special needs ministry and teaches children’s Bible classes. Heather is passionate about being involved as a parent at her children’s schools and has filled many different roles over the years at each of the schools her boys have attended. Professionally and personally, Heather loves being part of teams who spread positivity and light into the world.