Heather Patterson, a native of Northern Ireland, recently joined the Arizona Department of Education Adult Education Services unit in the role of Professional Learning Specialist. Heather began her career in adult ed in Arizona over 21 years ago. Heather has taught Citizenship, ESL, and ABE and HSE classes. In 2015 Heather began a new adventure as an I-BEST instructor and program coordinator and then transitioned into program administration. Heather is excited to bring her experience as an instructor and expertise as an administrator to planning and implementing PL throughout the state.