International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

About the IB PYP Coordinator

  • flugrad Heather Flugrad, IB PYP Coordinator

    Mrs. Flugrad is passionate about collaborating with teachers and students to bring the best IB education to Harmony Grove Elementary School- A Global Academy! She is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) Coordinator and in this role she supports the inquiry-based, transdisciplinary learning and practices that promote international-mindedness.  Mrs. Flugrad has been a 4th grade teacher in both the roles of a Special Educator and a General Educator at our school since 2008. She has also worked for Jewish Family Services (JFS) as the lead teacher for the All Stars 3rd grade after-school program for many years. In 2018, Mrs. Flugrad took on the additional role of being an IB PYP Co-Coordinator, and in 2019 she became the IB PYP Coordinator full-time.  Since attending her first IB training in 2011, Mrs. Flugrad was part of the leadership team that led Woodrow Wilson School to become an authorized IB PYP school in 2015. She has participated in numerous IB PYP workshops throughout the United States and has visited several IB PYP Schools in the USA and abroad, including an IB PYP school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mrs. Flugrad loves to travel and has participated in various cross-cultural exchanges in France, Senegal, and China. She brings her enthusiasm for learning and teaching about different cultures into the classroom and she is proud to be part of the Harmony Grove IB community!