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 recieved 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 grades.
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 have been working here for the last 10 years. I love my job and the students that we service. It's very rewarding to see my students make more positive choices, build their self-esteem and be able to return to their home-school and have a fresh start.
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.