Heidi Bruder graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in German studies before earning her master’s in education from Loyola Marymount University. She brings to iLEAD more than 10 years of experience in a multitude of educational environments, including in the classroom at an all-girls’ Catholic school, as an administrator and as a public school substitute teacher.
Heidi’s love of learning was inspired by her own dynamic teachers throughout her education, and through her own desire to improve and challenge herself. As a classroom teacher, she thrived in developing materials that would stimulate student learning and pique the interests of her students. Heidi relishes seeing learners get excited about what they are learning and grow personally and intellectually. She is excited to begin this new chapter and to share her love of learning with homeschooling families at iLEAD Exploration. She is especially looking forward to cultivating relationships and working as a team with her learners and their families, so that each individual is able to discover and develop their own talents and interests.
She lives in Alhambra with her husband, three young children and dog. You will often find her out front playing any number of sports and games with her sons, scootering to the local park, or working out at the local YMCA.