Heather Higdon, Chief Communications Officer
of Education Office
District Twitter: @IHSchools
My #IHPromise – share the magic of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District.
It was love at first sight.
The top was down; Frank Sinatra was up; the sky was clear blue, and my eyes were moving in amazement across the shadows created by the canopy of tall, green trees that hugged above me. The branches – mature enough to embrace each other from a distance – created a living tunnel over the road I was traveling for the first time – a road that runs through the heart of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. While I am originally from the Bluegrass State, that lush green surrounding me felt strangely familiar...almost like home.
It was magical, and a moment I will never forget.
I knew I had discovered a special place. While that first date certainly made a lasting impression, my love of this amazing district has only grown deeper since joining the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District team; the more I learn about the people who work and live here – the more it feels like I am with family.
For me, being a Brave means being a part of a team of professionals – including teachers, secretaries, custodians, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers – who are charged with creating magical, memorable moments for the creative, curious, caring students we are each fortunate to serve. This is a place where smiles are frequent, and questions embraced. This is a place where we are all cared for, and allowed to grow. This is the story I strive to share with our supportive community.
The best part of my day continues to be driving into work, back down those roads I first fell in love with so many years ago – knowing that I am home.
serving the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District: 2018
Chief Information Officer, Loveland City School District
2008-2011: Corporate Communicator, Chiquita Brands International &
Lexmark International, Inc.
TV Anchor/Reporter, WLEX, WPSD, WSIL, WQTV, Channel One, Los Angeles,
1998: Murray State University, Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism
Three-time winner of Lexmark corporate recognition award for innovation in public relations campaign, investor relations communications, and for philanthropic communications project management. Three-time winner of Associated Press award including Hard News Feature, TV Series/Documentary, and Best Reporter; one-time winner of Regional Emmy – Breaking News Coverage, multiple winner of WLEX Most Valuable Journalist. Named 2020 Outstanding Community Public Relations Person by OSBA Southwest Region. Won public broadcasting 2020 Blue Chip Award for documentary on Portrait of a Brave: Brave Academics, and again in 2023 for Indian Hill High School Graduation video.