Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary 1-6, Early Childhood B-3, Special Education Cross-Cat. K-12, Middle School Language Arts, Health K-12, Master of Education as a Reading Specialist
Hi, my name is Heather Nason and I am excited to be your student’s teacher!
I graduated from The University of Phoenix in Earth City with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2014. I earned my Master of Education as a Reading Specialist December 2019 from Missouri Baptist University. My certifications are elementary, early childood, special education, middle school language arts, health, and special reading. While attending classes at the Earth City campus, I completed over 370 hours of field experience in a wide variety of schools. I performed student teaching in a second grade classroom at Brown Elementary in the Hazelwood School District. Since then, I was a substitute teacher working with all grade levels in Hazelwood. I also taught a fourth grade summer school class at Armstrong Elementary in Hazelwood. During the 2015-16 school year I was a first grade teacher at Jamaa Learning Center in North St. Louis City. After Jamaa closed, I became a 2nd-5th grade special eduaction teacher at Mullanphy Botanical Investigative Learning Center 2016-2017. For the 2017-2018 school year I taught 1st-3rd grade special education. This year, 2021-2022, is my fourth year teaching pre-k.
I have lived in St. Louis my whole life. In my free time, my husband and I enjoy traveling, gardening, float trips, swimming, playing with pets, and spending time with my family. I have a 22 year old daughter and a seven year old son.
I am thrilled to be a pre-k teacher at Mullanphy Botanical Garden Investigative Learning Center and I am excited to be working with this class. I look forward to getting to know each student, and plan on creating a positive, personalized learning environment for everyone. I am looking forward to a great year.
The curriculum for pre-k this year will focus on preparing students with the English Language Arts and Arithmetic skills they will need to be successful kindergartners. My goal is that every student, when they are in my classroom, will have a surprising amount of fun while becoming excellent readers, and mathematicians.
These are difficult times and this school year will look different. I hope you and your family are healthy and staying safe. I am excited to be fully in-person this year and not tied to the computer anymore. This will allow us to have many more hands on learning experiences. Please know that we will work to keep all children safe. We will do this by socially distancing (3 feet apart whenever possible), proper mask wearing (covering both nose and mouth), and frequent hand washing/sanitation. Please talk with your children about covid safety and practice these skills at home. If your child is sick they must stay home. I am looking forward to having your support and we will work together to get through this school year. I’m very excited to be working with you and your child this year! If you have any questions or concerns, you may call and leave a message at 636-686-0666, or send an e-mail to: email@example.com. We will be using Class Dojo to communicate during the year. Please sign up. Please let me know any special health, academic, emotional or custodial needs your child may have. Please do not assume that I know of any special conditions unless you have spoken to me directly.
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