Degrees and Certifications:

MEd- SPED Gifted/Talented BA-Elementary Education

Mrs. Heather Wilson

Hi my name is Mrs. Heather Wilson and this is my 7th year at New York Elementary.  I'm currently on the 4/5thth grade team! I just know this year is going to be fun filled and full of adventures! I want to get to know ALL of you, but first I want to tell you a few things about me.

I was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. I have a younger brother named Casey. He lives in Colorado and is the best! I also LOVE my parents and they come to visit a bunch! After graduating high school I went to Baylor for a year. Then I decided that I needed to be closer to home and started attending University of Louisiana at Monroe where I majored in Elementary Education. I went on to get my Master’s in gifted education, at the same school, while serving as a graduate assistant. I was even able to teach a few college classes!!

After graduating college, I taught 1st-5th gifted classes for two years in Shreveport, LA. I then moved to Monroe, LA and taught 4th grade for 4 years. My husband took a job in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and I taught 5th grade for 1 year. After the beach, we moved to the mountains. I taught 3rd grade for six years in Colorado Springs. This is the beginning of my 21st year of teaching!

I met my wonderful husband, Chris, while at ULM and we have now been married for 17 years. He is the associate head golf coach at the University of Kansas. We have a sweet eight-year-old little girl named Lucy and a 4 year old little boy named Crosby. We also have a Jack Russell named Penny Layne. They keep us busy!

I am so thrilled to get to know my “stars” for the year. We are going to shine so brightly this year!!


Favorite colors- pink, red and blue

Favorite food- EVERYTHING!

Favorite book- The Mysterious Benedict Society

Favorite drink- WATER and coffee

Favorite football team- New Orleans Saints…becoming a Chiefs fan too!

Favorite hobbies- reading, cooking, and working out

Favorite season- Fall