Dear Talala Families,
Welcome to 5th grade! I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her full potential this year. My name is Mrs. Heather Matusiak and I am honored to be your child’s 5th grade teacher. We are going to have a wonderful year with many great opportunities and experiences!
I have always enjoyed working with children. Prior to teaching, I worked as an USAG competitive gymnastics coach and as a supervisor in the corporate world. I have also coached soccer for many years. I earned a B.A. in Elementary Education with endorsements in Language Arts and Mathematics. My experience includes work as an assistant reading specialist and as a teacher in 3rd, 4th, and now 5th grades. I think Talala is a fantastic school and I am honored to work with such a great faculty.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a wonderful husband and two magnificent girls. We are always busy and go on many adventures. I enjoy boating, camping, hiking, sports, and just about anything that is outdoors.
It is my goal to provide a positive learning environment that challenges and stimulates your child’s thinking. Our parent-teacher relationship is vital to your child's success in school. By working together, we can help your child have a very fulfilling learning experience.