Heather is a mother to 4 children, 3 boys and a girl. In recent years, she has found out her three sons are all dyslexic and quickly had to jump head first in the advocacy pool to get them help. She is not new to advocacy or school struggles, as she herself has dyscalculia, and had to advocate for herself to get through college. Heather is also married to Eric McGehearty a successful adult dyslexic, who has partnered with her in starting parent support groups over the past 3 years.
They quickly realized that other parents were hungry for resources and that children who struggled with LD need inspiration. In 2016, they decided to start a non-profit with the full purpose of supporting teachers, educating parents, and inspiring children – StandUpLD. Heather has found a great village of supportive friends in the LD community. She has a strong vision about how StandUpLD can impact Texas and it’s unique needs.