Phone: 941-255-7450 ext. 204
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Reading Endorsement ESOL Endorsement
Mrs. Heather Jones
My name is Mrs. Jones and I am a teacher of fabulous fifth graders here at Neil Armstrong Elementary. I am starting my 6th year of teaching at NAE. Before I came to Neil Armstrong, I was a preschool teacher at Joyful Noise Learning Center in our local community. My love for teaching began at a very young age. I remember playing school at 5 years old with my cousins and brothers, and I was always the teacher! I have always had a need to teach, a need to share, and a need to help children.
My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years and we have two children, Camden & Maddox. My boys keep us quite busy! They love playing sports, Scouting and camping. In addition to our boys, we have our fur babies as well! A dog named Eleanor, and two cats named Remington and Winston. We adopted each of our pets from an animal shelter. As you can tell we love our boys and our kids!!
I love watching kids begin believe in themselves and blossom into leaders of their education. Reading is one of the best gifts you can give a child. Reading can take them anywhere, from extraordinary stories, to careers, to higher education; reading is exceptionally important.
"Reading is dreaming with open eyes."
"Math teaches us that there is every reason to believe that every problem has a solution."
My Mission Statement
I will create a nurturing environment that inspires, motivates, encourages, supports and challenges students. I hope to instill a lifelong love of reading and learning. I want to educate our students socially, emotionally, and cognitively. I feel that this is important for their development and growth. This environment will foster responsible, resilient and respectful students that will lead by example with strategies to be successful students and adults.