Heather Chaffin Staff Photo
  • Graduate of University of Phoenix with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Graduate of Athens State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (N-6)




Subjects Taught

4th grade math, 1st   grade, 2nd grade, Kindergarten, 6th grade Language   Arts, Reading, and Science


  • Graduate of        University of Phoenix with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and        Instructional Design
  • Graduate of        Athens State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education


My teaching experience   began in Limestone County (where I grew up) as an enrichment teacher for   grades 2-12.  I thoroughly enjoyed this position and getting to work   with students of all ages.  My classes were specialized by interests,   and I was able to teach classes such as Ecology, Drama, and High School   Literature.  After that wonderful experience, I became a Kindergarten   teacher at a small school in Limestone County, Reid Elementary School.    After my first year of Kindergarten, I was able to follow my class to First   Grade.  I taught First Grade for a year at my school when the   opportunity came for me to move to Madison City Schools at Heritage   Elementary School.  It was 1999, and Heritage was opening its doors for   the first time.  It was a very exciting time and a great experience to   be able to be a part of a new school and a new faculty- as well as making my   debut with Madison City Schools.  I learned a great deal from the   experience.  Opening a new school is tough! However, because of that experience, I feel   a great attachment to Heritage. I’ve   seen a lot of people come and go since that first year, and I have made   countless friends and memories. Many friends have moved with new elementary   schools opening after Heritage, but this school is still my home. In 1999 when I came to Heritage, my oldest   daughter was nine months old.  In 2000, I had my second daughter.    They both have grown up at Heritage and moved on to Liberty and now at James   Clemens. But through it all, I’m still here!   In the years since 1999, I’ve moved classrooms 9 times, and I’ve   taught Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and 6th   grade. I’ve loved them all, and I love   the excitement I get every time I start a new year here. It never gets old! I guess I can say that Heritage has been an   extremely important part of my life for a long time, and I hope I can help   make it a great experience for even more kids in the years to come. J





I am an Alabama girl   through and through! I was born and   raised in Limestone County, and I attended Piney Chapel Elementary/Jr. High   School and Elkmont High School. After college, I got married and moved to   Madison. I have been   married since 1997 to Brian Chaffin, a lieutenant for   the Madison County Sheriff's Department.  We are proud parents of two   wonderful, beautiful teenage daughters who keep us busy all year with high school and college softball (Go Jets and Go Parsons!.  I enjoy sports activities (especially my girls'   softball and ALABAMA football and softball- Roll Tide!), boating, fishing,   BEACH TIME, river/lake time with the family, movies, reading, cooking and   shopping. I love sparkly anything and animal printed   anything!   I enjoy teaching very much and couldn't imagine having   any other career!  Teaching children has been a true blessing!


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