Degrees and Certifications:
A.S. Liberal Mathematics B.S. Saint Mary University M.S. Troy University
Ms. Demetrice Heard
I have always known I would be a teacher. This begins my 25th year as a certified teacher. I received my A.S. from Mary Holmes College in West Point, MS, then my B.S. from Saint Mary University in Leavenworth, KS and my M.S. from Troy University in Alabama. I have taught elementary and middle school grades in Kansas City, KS, Louisville, MS and Georgia. Currently, this is my 13th year teaching middle school and I taught elementary school for 12 years. Within those years, I also served as a School Improvement Facilitator and Instructional Coach. I am passionate about teaching, and I take the responsibility of preparing students for the current and next grade level very seriously. I believe all students can learn everyday, perhaps in different ways, but each can learn. I have a growth mindset - believing if you continue to work hard and put in the effort - you will succeed. I want to instill a growth mindset in all people who I meet. I know the students I teach will one day be our local, state, national leaders and/or global leaders. I want to assist students in being prepared to face the future with problem solving tools for any content or matter.
I have two married daughters and two grandchildren, who inspire me to be my best self everyday. I will give 100% of my ability to each child, and I expect my students to give me his and her best everyday. Each day is new day and open to working hard and learn something new.