McClellan Endowed Teacher of Distinction Award 2015
Administrative Fellowship, College of Education and Professional Studies, UW-W 2017-2018
EDUINDP 250: Race and Racism in Schools
EDUINDP 320: Integrated Curriculum 3-5 Year Olds
EDUINDP 452: Integrated Curriculum 6-8 Year Olds
EDUINDP 212: Children and Families in a Diverse Society
EDUINDP 323 & 332: Reflective seminar (Identity, Culture and Social Justice)
EDUINDP 441: Preschool Field Supervision
EDUINDP 331: Infant/Toddler Field Supervision
EDUINDP 443: Kindergarten Field Supervision
EDP 461/462/465: 1st/2nd Grade Inclusive and Special Education Supervision
EARLYCHD 711, Early Childhood Education: From Theory to Practice
EARLYCHD 713, Trends in Curriculum for the Preschool/Primary Child
EARLYCHD 714, Current Issues in Early Childhood Education
CIFLD 793, Practicum (Elementary)
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.S. Education, Old Dominion University, Virginia
B.S. Business, Indiana University - Bloomington
Race, culture and identity in early education; integrating early childhood curriculum; critical theoretical perspectives; culturally relevant pedagogy; policy issues of equity and access in early education.
Wheelock College, Assistant Professor
Tenney Nursery and Parent Center, Director
UW- Preschool Lab, Director
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School, Classroom Teacher
Heimer, L. & Ramminger, A. (2020). Reshaping Universal Preschool: Critical perspectives on power and policy. Teachers College Press, NY:NY. https://www.tcpress.com/reshaping-universal-preschool-9780807761267
Heimer, L., Caya, L., Lancaster, P., Saxon, L., & Wildman, C. (2019). Nations within a nation: Cross-cultural insights in an Anishinaabe context. Global Education Review. 6(3). 65-83. https://ger.mercy.edu/index.php/ger/article/view/518
Michael-Luna, S., Heimer, L. & Grey, L. (2019). Unpacking the tensions in open-ended preschool curriculum: Teacher agency, standardization and English learners in creative curriculum and high/scope. In Curriculum in Early Childhood: Reexamined, Rediscovered, Renewed, 2nd Edition. File, N., Mueller, J., & Wisneske, D. (Eds.), Routledge.
Johnson, E.C. & Heimer, L. (2016). Race and racism: Preservice teachers’ perspectives and reflections. In T. Hubbard (Ed.), But I don't see color: The perils, practices, and potentials of anti-racist education. Boston: Sense Publishers.
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association on behalf of T.E.A.C.H. ECE WI 2015- 2017
Three grants totalling $75,000
Funded to update the previously developed articulation agreement with the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College associate’s degree program in early childhood education. This collaborative project will help build accessible, affordable college options for students seeking early childhood degrees. Funded to develop a hybrid model of delivery for students to achieve a bachelor’s degree through UWW ECE.