Antoinette Melvin
Heather Peltier, Ph.D.

Heather Peltier, Ph.D., is an Associate with edCount, LLC. Dr. Peltier has over 20 years of experience in education as an educator, administrator, and instructional and assessment specialist. She supports the planning and execution of deliverables for state assessment development and evaluation projects, the development of research instruments, the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and authors reports and presentations. She has served as federal peer reviewer for state assessments, including both general and alternate assessments, for the US Department of Education since 2015 and is experienced in ensuring compliance with district, state, and federal policy related to assessment and accountability.

Dr. Peltier 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 served in a variety of roles in education, including teacher, literacy coach, district-level curriculum specialist, psychometrician, and instructional research and evaluation specialist.

Dr. Peltier received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida and her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Florida State University. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades English from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and a Bachelor of Arts in both English and French from the University of Virginia.