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Heather Turoczi lived in Boston and San Francisco before returning to southeastern PA. She worked in adventure travel, doing marketing, and later guiding biking and hiking trips throughout the US and Canada for Berkeley, CA based Backroads. Since beginning her second career in the non-profit and education field, Heather has worn the many hats required of a non-profit provider, working on projects as varied as developing programs and partnerships with Silicon Valley companies, fundraising with the San Francisco 49ers, recruiting and managing volunteers, helping students complete FAFSA’s, teaching writing to 8th graders, helping non-English-speaking parents negotiate the health-care system, and teaching a middle school cooking class. Heather spends as much free time as possible outdoors, traveling, with her husband and two children. She is a board-appointed member of the School District of Upper Dublin Educational Advisory Committee.
Carol Turoczi’s career as an educator provided her the opportunity to work as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, federal program coordinator, reading supervisor and elementary principal. In addition to teaching graduate courses in reading and leadership, Carol has worked as a mentor with new principals through a Pennsylvania Department of Education program and presented at local, state and national conferences. For the past 10 years, Carol has put this experience to work by consulting in evaluation, resource development, strategic planning and capacity building. Carol has worked with program evaluation and organizational effectiveness in the fields of education and non-profit consulting. She is a strong advocate for the role of leadership and the value of collective impact within an organization and a community. In her free time, Carol enjoys traveling with her husband, gardening, walking, playing bridge and spending as much time as possible with her family and grandchildren.
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