Heather Silber Pullen, 39, of Alpharetta, died of pancreatic cancer on Mon., Feb. 11, 2013. She was a dedicated teacher who was very involved in her students’ lives at New Prospect Elementary School in Fulton County, where she taught for 16 years.

CandleHeather was selected as Teacher of the Year for New Prospect in 2010. She was a National Board Certified Teacher and received a master’s in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University. For her undergraduate education, she attended Young Harris College, where she was a sister of the Upsilon Delta Sigma fraternity; she then completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the University of Georgia.

Heather was a devoted mother who took much pride in raising her wonderful children, Owen, 5, and Hadley, 3, with her husband Scott Pullen. Other survivors include her mother, Loretta Baer Silber of Marietta; father and stepmother, Ronald and Linda Silber of Buford, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Greg Whittier; and niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Joel Whittier of Springfield, Va.

Heather prided herself on helping anyone she could, both personally and professionally, and will be truly missed by her loving family and all who knew her. An online guestbook is available at edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org.

Graveside service was at 2 p.m., Wed., Feb. 13, 2013 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Loren Lapidus officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.