Heidi Reaves has been an art instructor for both public and private schools since 1994. She earned her BS in art education with an emphasis in art history at Northern Arizona University in 1994. She began her teaching career at Woodard Junior High School, teaching 7th and 8th grade art, and taught there for eight years. She was active in yearbook, “Odyssey of the Mind” as a coach and judge, and participated in the after-school program. She was an active member of the Yuma Area Art Educators and served a year as their secretary. Heidi has been teaching at Spring Ridge Academy since 2002. She is certified to teach art in grades K-12. With her creative and organizational abilities, she has developed a working rotating curriculum for the girls here at Spring Ridge Academy and is always changing their artistic experiences based on her own work as a real artist.