Heather Scoville

Science Expert


M.A., Technological Teaching and Learning, Ashford University

B.A., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cornell University


  • Five years working in the medical research field
  • High school science teacher since 2005
  • College Board certified to teach Advanced Placement biology
  • Curriculum writer for online high school science courses 


Heather Scoville is a former writer for ThoughtCo where she wrote about evolution and other science-related topics for more than five years. Her writing experience also includes the creation of science curriculum for use in online high schools. These courses include Advanced Placement Chemistry and Biology and Physics. Her work aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

In 2005, Heather began her teaching career. She taught science to students in grades 7th to 12th, in both private and public school settings in Iowa. Heather teaches high school general biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, anatomy, physiology, and earth science. Before starting her teaching career, Heather worked in research laboratories studying ion channels and stem cell research in breast and brain cancer. 

 In 2009, Heather started an Advanced Placement biology program in her high school and became College Board certified to teach the course in the same year.


Heather Scoville obtained her Master Arts (M.A.) in Technological Teaching and Learning from Ashford University. She also holds a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Cornell University.

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