Heather Scoville

  • Spent five years working in the medical research field
  • High school science teacher since 2005
  • Writes curriculum for online high school science courses 


Heather Scoville has been teaching high school general biology, chemistry, physics, ​physical science, anatomy, physiology, and earth science since 2005. She has taught grades nine through 12 in both private and public schools in Iowa. In 2009, Scoville started an Advanced Placement biology program in her high school and became College Board certified to teach it the same year. Scoville also writes curriculum for online high school science courses part-time and wrote 166 articles over the course of five years for ThoughtCo.


Heather Scoville has a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry and molecular biology from Cornell University. She obtained her Master of Arts in teaching and learning with technology from Ashford University in 2007.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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