Phone: (910) 326-2305
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Degree in Sociology Master Degree in Elementary Education
Ms. Tamara Heckathorn
I am originally from Waterbury, Connecticut and moved to North Carolina 15 years ago. I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. I then attended the University of Bridgeport and received my Master's degree in Elementary Education. In 2012, I took the Praxis exams for middle grades (6-9) Math and Science and was able to become certified in Math and Science for K-9th grade.
I began my career teaching sixth grade science at Jacksonville Commons Middle School and was there for 5 years. I then transferred to OCLC and worked there for 7 years, teaching math and science. I was also the Assistant Director for 3 years. I love teaching and I focus on the whole child, not just academics. My lessons include building self-esteem, making positive choices, and social interactions with others.
On a personal note, I have two beautiful children, Liliana and Carson. Most of my free time is spent with them creating family memories, but I also enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks books and going to the beach. I love summer and always look forward to when the days are longer and feeling the warm sunshine on my face. I am so excited to join the Swansboro Middle School community, and look forward to meeting your child.