Heather Tow-Yick is deputy superintendent of the Mukilteo School District, a system of approximately 15,000 students near Seattle. Prior to Mukilteo, she was chief of staff to the CEO at Teach For America and launched the organization’s work in Rhode Island. Tow-Yick’s experience also includes roles as chief transformation officer and chief of staff for Providence Public Schools, consultant at the Bridgespan Group, and special assistant to former New York City Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein. She began her career as a middle school English teacher in the Bronx.

Tow-Yick has a master’s in secondary English education from Columbia University Teachers College and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University.