Mrs. Heflin's

5th-8th Resource Classroom

Classroom News and Updates:

Parents & Guardians,

Welcome back to school! My website is getting back to business after summer break. If you need anything please message me on Class Dojo if you have any questions.


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Twitter: @mrs_heflin

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Bully/Incident Report

Homework Board- Live Update

If your student participates in any of my classes they have different assignment than what is posted on the Oak Grove Website. The board shown below is a combination of general education and special education classes. Any text types in grey and black are resource class assignments in my room.

I hope this will help you and your child stay more organized with homework. If you have any questions on homework feel free to message me through the Class Dojo website or phone app. ‚Äč

Resource Homework Board 2018-2019

About the Teacher

I have been teaching special education for the last 7 years. I started my first full-time teaching position at Elmwood Elementary School. I was a 3rd-6th grade special education resource teacher. When I moved to Oak Grove in 2015 I began teaching 5th-8th grade special education. While I have only taught special education I am certified to teach K-8 general education when the room is self-contained. I can also teach 6-8 English Language Arts in a departmentalized setting. I can teach special education students from Birth to Age 21. During the last year I completed my Masters Degree in Reading. I passed my reading specialist certification in July of 2017.

As a student I loved my teachers and school, but I was always inclined to help and become friends with struggling students. I struggled in math until 8th grade, but I have always had a passion for reading and art. I was raised by my grandmother and knew in 1st grade that I wanted to be a teacher. Staying after school to help my teachers was a highlight. I completed my Associates Degree at ICC, my Bachelors at Bradley and my Masters at Benedictine University.

I live in Peoria with my husband Jake, our two dogs Dobby and Kreacher, and our cat Ginny Weasley. We love traveling around the world! Going to concerts and riding our bikes in the summer. I love Harry Potter and spend a lot of time reading and listen to music. Justin Timberlake is my favorite!

I truly love what I do for a job and I can't imagine doing anything else. Your student and their education are very important to me. I set professional goals each year. This year my goal is to use this website more often, start presenting at teaching conferences and to co-teach in the general education classrooms. I want what is best for your students at all times. If you ever need me, please feel free to reach out.