Mrs. Hess
 Third Grade
 

Hello! I am honored to have taught with Clark County School District for some time. Working with children has enriched my life in so many ways! Although I’ve taught for many years, each year brings more blessings. I wish I could have twice as many years teaching in my future as I’ve had in my past. Parents are such an important part of helping me do what is best for each child, and this partnership is a key that opens doors to learning for each student.

 Email me: hessld@nv.ccsd.net    I graduated from Gonzaga University; the ZAGS are currently the top 
                                                                                                               basketball team in the nation. Go Zags! My undergraduate work was in Spanish and theology. My M.A. is in psychology from UNLV. I have   studied in Spain and Mexico. I represented Clark County on a Fulbright Memorial Scholarship which took me to Japan to learn about their schools. I have received National Board Certification. I have served on the NCATE Board of Examiners, which evaluates teacher certification in universities throughout the world. My sincere hope is to use what I have learned from these experiences to help each, individual child in my class become who he or she is meant to be.

My husband is a retired clinical psychologist. We have three children. The girls have grown into lovely women. Danielle is a lawyer in Washington State. Krista is a police dispatcher in Omaha. Sadly, our son, Bryant, passed away in a car accident at a young age. He had just begun his career as a teacher. We have four wonderful granddaughters.

Second to my passion for teaching is my love for horses. I have two, Toby and Rio, who help me with my class. I find that the students enjoy hearing about them, and the horses add spirit to our classroom. Toby likes cookies, and you who have children in my class know exactly what Rio likes to do!

 To sum it up, teaching has been a great blessing in my life. Each year I am so grateful to meet the students in my class and be given the opportunity to help them discover their “Heartsong” (look up Mattie Stepanek). I love the Perkins community – parents, teachers, and students. Go Patriots!