Heidi Vannini: Outstanding Student in Elementary Education

A photo of Heidi Vannini.
Photo courtesy Heidi Vannini.

Heidi Vannini is the 2024 Outstanding Student in Elementary Education in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. A double major in elementary education and psychology, Vannini will graduate with a concentrations in mathematics and social/abnormal psychology. During her time in college, she worked at the UMaine 4H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood. Read more below.

Hometown: Hope, Maine

Parents: Julie Zollmann and Mark Vannini

Special thanks: I am so grateful for my professors at UMaine for modeling what impactful teachers do, my advisors for guiding and supporting me along the way, and my peers for sticking with me through it all. To Mom, Dad, Lucy and Sally, thank you. I would not be here without you. 

Favorite UMaine memory: My favorite UMaine experiences have been working in the field with some pretty amazing kiddos.