About the Founder

Heather Stark, Program Director and Founder.

Heather Stark is the founder of Gracefully Strong. She is a certified School Counselor and Teacher in the state of Texas. She received her Masters of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from The University of North Texas. She is trained in Crisis Management and she has won awards and grants during her time serving school districts. Heather has been asked to speak to women and teenagers about her journey through Anorexia and Bulimia. She has been featured in Living Aledo, Parker County Living, 360 West, Fort Worth Business Press, and Ft. Worth for the empowering work she has been doing with girls in the metroplex. Heather has two children Isabella and Rafe. She is married to Lanham Stark, a realtor with Keller Williams.


  • Certified Counselor Pre-K through 12th
  • Certified Generalist Teacher – Early Childhood through 4th
  • Certified English as a Second Language – Early Childhood through 4th
  • Certified Special Education Teacher – Early Childhood through 12th

Current Boards:
Aledo UMC, SPR Council
Aledo AdvoCats, Member at Large