Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Heather Bennett-Hart
"Never stop being a good person because of bad people." -Jay Shetty
Hey! My name is Heather Bennett-Hart, formly Ms. Swirski and this will be my first official year at Northwoods Elementary. I came in mid year last year and am so excited to join the Northwoods family for another year! This will also be my first official year of teaching. I graduated from UNC Wilmington in December 2018 with my masters in Elementary Education. I received my bachelor's degree from The State University of New York at New Paltz in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology in 2015. I moved to North Carolina about two years ago from New York and just recently moved to Jacksonville a year ago and have loved every minute of it!
Outside of the classroom, you can find me either at the beach, curled up with a good book, or hanging at home with my husband (when the Navy/Marines haven't taken him away!) with our little orange tabby cat named Oliver and our new minature aussie shepard, Orion! I love to cook, have classroom dance parties, and enjoy giving out hugs!
I know that we are all a little bit anxious with moving to digital learning but I am here to help you through all of it. We got this! Please make sure to give your kiddos lots of hugs from me because we all know I'm a big hugger and it's killing me that I can't be giving so many hugs out during this time!
Some of my favorites:
Color: Green, Yellow, Turquoise
Drink: Matcha green tea lattes!
Sport: Football, go Seattle Seahawks!
Flower: Sunflowers & Daisies
Animal: As many students know, llamas, elephants, & raccoons!