Passionate about maker education . innovation . edtech . libraries . leadership . student entrepreneurship . making connections .


Heather Lister, M.Ed, is an international speaker and blogger on the topics of maker education, educational technology, and innovative learning environments. Heather is currently a Senior Maker Fellow with the Foundry Makerspace in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Foundry, Heather was the Director of Maker Education with Mackin Educational Resources. Heather is a certified library media specialist, instructional technology specialist, and a certified K-12 administrator. 

As a connected educator, Heather is a mentor for Year in the Making, an Advisory Board member for the Transform Your School Library (TYSL) initiative, a Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Star educator, a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. She is also a certified Makey Makey Trainer and an instructor for the Bureau of Education and Research. She is the President-Elect for ISTE’s Librarians Network. She lives in Hershey, PA with her husband and her two children.