Meet Mrs. Heiser
I have an amazing family that is very supportive of the work that I do. I have three sisters. We have all graduated from the Holland Patent School District and have gone to college. I met my husband in high school. We have been together for 24 wonderful years and have two handsome boys. Nolen is 13 years old and LOVES science, reading, video games, swimming, and his dogs! Leo is 11 years old and loves playing hockey, working with tools, playing outdoors, and being silly. Everyday my boys teach me something new! We have two rescue dogs. They are both lab, shepherd, hound mixes. Griffen is 7 years old and Evie just turned 4. We love to hike, go to hockey games, and travel.
I graduated from the Holland Patent School District and pursued an Associate in Science degree at Mohawk Valley Community College. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Elementary Education at Utica College. I then continued my education and completed a Master of Science Degree in Literacy Education at SUNY Cortland. I love learning and continue to take education courses and workshops in order to expand my knowledge of best teaching practices. In the last year, I have attended three workshops for reading and writing workshop at the Teachers College in NYC.
I have taught several different grade levels while at the Holland Patent School District. I have worked in the elementary classroom at the Holland Patent School District for over 17 years. I completed a long-term substitute position in both first grade and fourth grade. I have also taught second grade and fifth grade. I spent one year teaching technology for grades Pre-K throught fifth grade. While I loved teaching technology I really missed teaching reading and writing. This is my fourth year in third grade and I absolutely LOVE it!!!
Favorite Books- My absolute favorite children's books are The Velveteen Rabbit and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I also enjoy Jessica Day George's series "Tuesdays at the Castle" and the Harry Potter series.
Favorite food...definitely ice cream! You will probably catch me at the Inside Scoop with my boys. I also love, love, love seafood. One of my favorite restaurants is Symeon's.
Favorite color...any shade of pink
Favorite flowers...lilies and orchidsFavorite movies...Tangled, Zootopia, & Pete's Dragon
Hobbies...of course I LOVE to read. I also like to travel, scrapbook & take pictures of my boys, and bake.
Favorite place that I have traveled...Hawaii
Places I still hope to travel to...Italy, Greece, Spain, and Australia!
Favorite subject to teach: READING :)