Special Education Teacher
Master of Science, Special Education, St. Cloud State University
Heather Brand is a special education teacher at Falcon View Connections Academy. She began her teaching career in 2012
and joined our online school in 2021. She provides support services for grades K–9 in reading, writing, math, and
organization. Learn more about Mrs. Brand below!
Why I Became an Educator
After I finished college with a degree in psychology, I got a job as a paraprofessional and loved it. I decided to make
a career path change and go back to school to get my teaching license. I love working with kids and helping them figure
out how they learn best, so that they can thrive and be successful!
The Online School Experience at Falcon View Connections Academy
Falcon View Connections Academy holds its students to high standards so that they can be successful in the real world
when they leave our school. Students will have plenty of social interaction with both their peers and teachers. I am
happy to be able to offer an alternative way of learning to students who may need a different setting than the typical
brick-and-mortar school. Everyone has a different background before coming to this school, yet we all have the same
goal, which is student success!
Everyone has a different background before coming to this school, yet we all have the same goal, which is student
— Mrs. Brand
I live on a farm with my family. We raise grass-fed beef, shire draft horses, chickens, and have a cat and a dog. I love
to be able to work from home, where I’m not far from my children and animals!