Heather Peltier, Ph.D. is an Associate with edCount, LLC. Dr. Peltier brings with her 18 years of experience in education, serving in various roles including as an educator, administrator, and instructional and assessment specialist. As an Associate, she supports project directors with the planning and execution of deliverables for state assessment development and evaluation projects. She provides support for the development of research instruments, the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and authors reports and presentations. Dr. Peltier has extensive experience working with large-scale assessment systems, and is knowledgeable about issues related to design, development, administration, and reporting of assessments. She is also experienced in ensuring compliance with district, state, and federal policy related to assessment and accountability. Dr. Peltier currently supports the leadership and management of an alignment evaluation for the West Virginia Department of Education. She previously served as Chief Assessment Officer for the Tennessee Department of Education where she supervised the design, administration, and reporting of their large-scale state assessment program. Dr. Peltier also served as Senior Director for the Assessment, Accountability, and Evaluation Department of the School District of Polk County in Florida, where she oversaw educational and policy research activities including supervision and coordination of federal, state, and district mandates and provided support services related to district and state assessments, performance accountability, program evaluation, educational research, and strategic planning. Prior to these positions, Dr. Peltier was an English Language Arts teacher for many years. She has served as federal peer reviewer for state assessments for the US Department of Education since 2015.
Heather earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida in 2017 and her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Florida State University in 2012. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades English from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, in 2005 and a Bachelor of Arts in both English and French from the University of Virginia in 1998. Dr. Peltier joined edCount in May 2019.