Dr. Heather Pardue, President of the Board, is a clinical audiologist at Greensboro Ear, Nose and Throat where she has worked for eighteen years. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University. She holds a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida. Heather and her husband, Ben, have two wonderful children with autism. Recognizing she had to make a better future for her children and other children affected by autism, she began the work to start a school. Heather along with a group of like-minded parents formed a board to start Lionheart Academy of the Triad with programming specifically for children with high-functioning autism. Heather has always felt strongly that parents of children with autism should have a choice in how to educate their children.