Degrees and Certifications:
June 2023 to present, Elementary Curriculum Leadership Team (district level) 2021 to present, Building Equity Team Member 2014 to 2023, Building Leadership Team 2018 University of Kansas, Master of Science in Education, Curriculum & Teaching 2018 to present, Hillcrest Apollo Redesign Leadership Team, Co-Chair: Project-Based Learning 2018 to 2022 Ci3T Treatment Integrity Team Leader; 2015 to 2017 Ci3T Leadership Team 2013 Kansas TESOL (ESL) Certification 2011 Ottawa University, Professional Certification in Education 1994 University of Kansas, B.S. Journalism, News-Editorial 1994 University of Kansas, B.S. Journalism, Photojournalism PAST COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - Girl Scouts leader at Daisy and Brownie level - Lawrence Parks & Recreation girls' softball coach at 3rd- and 4th-grade levels - Girls Rock Camp Lawrence electric guitar instructor
Ms. Heather Lofflin
Updated: August, 2023
Heather Lofflin, M.S.E., Curriculum & Teaching
Welcome former Pinckney Elementary students!
The beginning of the 2023-2024 school year marks my 18th year of teaching. I have served in many different roles, including as a paraprofessional, Instructional Support Assistant in reading, Second Grade teacher, Fifth Grade teacher, and interventionist. This year, I will begin a new journey as a classroom teacher in Fourth Grade.
But, that’s not all – both of my own children attended Hillcrest (they are now adults), so I also have the perspective of a parent. I guess I’ve been a part of the Hillcrest community for over 20 years!
My philosophy is to treat every child as an individual and to find the spark that inspires each of them to learn. I define success as growth rather than a particular test score, pushing all students to learn new skills by setting high expectations. I strive to create a classroom “family” where all students feel accepted and safe. I believe positive praise is powerful. Of course, I also try to mix in a little fun and humor!
Please feel free to contact me throughout the school year if you have questions, concerns, or something special you would like me to know about your child. Let’s have a great year!