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.