Heidy LaFleur is a vibrant, positive and common sense leader with explosive passion for helping people understand the impact of trauma. She is an author, a forever teacher, former school administrator & most importantly a mother who lives the trauma cycle with her family.
With her personal experience being the foundation of her work with kids who struggle with mental health, she has worked with hundreds of kids in need of an understanding, positive & compassionate adult in their lives. Her true purpose is to develop and teach practical strategies to work with all behavior in order to make every day the best day for every child.
Heidy's undergraduate studies were in Elementary Education at Drake University where she earned a full volleyball scholarship. Her graduate work took place at Northeastern Illinois University. She has authored Hop on the Clue Bus - A Common Sense Guide to Leadership and THOSE KIDS are Our Kids.
She was awarded the Double D Award from Drake University which is the highest honor bestowed on alumni student-athletes for work in their field, as well as the John P. McGovern M.D. Award for Lectureship in School Health. Heidy is a grateful wife of a firefighter-paramedic and proud mother of three beautiful children.
Heidy with a Why, Inc. 2018 - present
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 2007-2012