Harrisburg, PA

Who We Are

Heather Lister, Founder and Senior Consultant

Heather is a teacher-librarian with a passion for maker education and innovation. Previously a school librarian, she is now a Senior Maker Fellow with the Foundry Makerspace and the Founder of Construct Learning, LLC.
Heather received her Bachelors in Education in Library Science from Kutztown University in 2010 and then received her Masters Degree in Instructional Technology w/ a concentration in Digital Classrooms from Kutztown University in 2012. Heather also received a graduate certificate in School Administration and Supervision (ISTE Partnership Program) at Johns Hopkins University. Heather is beginning a Ph.D in Pragmatic Research in STEM Education beginning in Fall of 2019.
Heather is a Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Star and a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. She is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. She is a Makey Makey Certified Trainer and a littleBits Certified Training Partner. She is a mentor for Year in the Making. Heather serves as an adviser on the Transform Your School Library (TYSL) initiative, is a Buncee Ambassador, and a MackinVIA ConnextPert Educator. She was named the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Leadership Award recipient in 2011. She is the President-Elect for ISTE’s Librarians Network. She is a member of ALA, AASL, ISTE, ILA, PSLA, and PAECT.

She holds a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in Library Science (K-12), Instructional Technology (K-12), Principal’s Certification (K-12) and Middle-Level Mathematics (7-9). 

Heather has presented at FETC, TCEA, ILA, and ISTE among many other state and regional conferences. To keep up with her latest adventures, follow her blog, heatherlister.com

Jessica Malloy, Consultant

Jessica is a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Specialist and consultant on the topics of makerspace and space transformation. Her library transformation was featured in Diana Rendina’s book, Reimagining Library Spaces. Jessica is a co-founder of Gadget Girls, an engineering initiative raising interest in STEM disciplines particularly for girls in Grades 3-5. Jessica currently serves as a Collaborative Leadership Team Leader on the National Girls Collaborative Project. She also serves on the Teacher Advisory Group for Pitsco. Jessica is an ExxonMobil STEM Academy Alum, presented at NSTA, TCEA, CAST, TLA and ISTE to share her passion for STEM and making. Jessica currently resides in Plano, Texas with her three children.

Interested in joining the Construct Learning team? We are currently seeking experienced practitioners to join our consulting staff. If you have a passion for STEM and hands-on learning and would be interested in joining our team of professional learning consultants, we’d love to hear from you. Send a note to heather@constructlearning.org to start the conversation.