Mrs. Heyligers

This is Mrs. Heyligers 16th year teaching at  WAS!  She has taught 2nd Grade for a few years and prior to that taught First Grade for many years.  She is very excited to be teaching 2nd Grade again this year!  During her time away from school, she is busy spending lots of family time with her 4 1/2 year old son and 2 year old daughter.  She loves going to the beach and going on hikes.

Mrs. Heyligers received +30 credits above her Masters Degree through the College of New Jersey.  Prior to that she  attended Bank Street College of Education in New York City to attain her Masters in Education.  As an undergraduate, Mrs. Heyligers attended Syracuse University where she majored in Child and Family Studies and minored in Sociology.  She was honored and recognized as Woodside's Teacher of the Year during the 2016-17 School Year.

The Second Grade Instructional Philosophy at Woodside is...

Every child can be a successful learner, and children learn in different ways and at different speeds.  We believe that activities should be tailored to meet the needs of the individual students.  Children achieve their highest level of learning when they are directly engaged in hands-on activities where they can work cooperatively, explore and help each other construct their own knowledge.