Heather Vargas has been an elementary teacher for 21 years. She was 2011's Gustine Unified School District Teacher of the Year. Heather loves advocating for students who have not yet found their voice. She currently works at Gustine Intermediate School as an academic coach. she resides in Newman, California, with her husband Matt and her two boys, Tyler and Jayden who in her eyes are the best part of her life.