Degrees and Certifications:
I have a B.A. in Elementary Education along with a M.A. in Reading with Kindergarten Certificate along with a minor in Music. I am Reading Endorsed and ESOL Endorsed.
Mrs. Sandy Jo Heller
Welcome to the Academy Kindergarten Class. I have been teaching Kindergarten and First Grade for over 30 years. My favorite part of teaching is seeing the excitement in the students when they become avid readers and realize the entire world just opened up to all of this knowledge within their finger tips. I have a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Minor in Music from Bluffotn College in Ohio. I earned my Masters Degree in Reading with my Kindergarten Certificate from the Univ. of Dayton Ohio. I am Reading Endorsed and ESOL Endorsed. I just love to read and to teach reading to my students. My husband Dave and I have been married for 26 years and we have a daughter Alina wholives in Fort Myers where she works as a strength and conditioning coach .. We have 2 dogs (11 years old and 2 years old) (Shadow and Lily )along with a green check conure (Patches )and a rabbit( Classic)
I was born in Tennessee but was raised in Ohio. In 1995 we moved to Ocala. We really love this area. As a family, we love to go camping. So anytime there is a long weekend or holiday, we are gone camping in our camper. We have many happy memories of camping as a family. My hobbies include reading, looming and baking. I love to drink sweet tea and coffee. I am a huge football fan. I am an Univ. of Florida fan along with being an Ohio State and Clemson.
I love talking about how wonderful my students are and love to share their accomplishments. v Your child will also be earning little cards called Brag Tags that they can collect throughout the week. I love to concentrate on the positive and growth of all my students.
Please feel free to contact me any time that you have any questions or concerns. I also love to hear about positive accomplishments of your child.