Degrees and Certifications:
Master in Education Bachelor of Science in Education
Ms. Heather Edwards
Hello! My name is Heather Edwards. I am the 6th grade English/Language Arts teacher for The Virtual Academy of Chester County School District. Formerly, I was the ELA/English teacher for The Learning Center;Chester County's alternative education program. I have been teaching in Chester schools for 24 years. Throughout my career in Chester, I have been able to experience many different positions and responsibilities . In addition to my position at the alternative school, I taught 5th grade for 13 years, 3rd grade for 1 year, and was the instructional coach and reading specialist for 2 years at Chester Middle School. I have truely enjoyed every one of these positions.
I am from Rock Hill, SC; was born here, raised here, and stayed here! I live out in the country, on a farm that I refer to as the "zoo". I have two terrific daughters: one is a special needs high school teacher in Greenwood School District, and the other is in the 9th grade at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill. They couldn't be any more different! They keep me on my toes and smiling.
My hobbies involve all sorts of outdoor activities. I love planting flowers and gardening. During the summer, I love swimming, tubing, and rafting. All year long, I enjoy all different types of arts and crafts, especially painting. I also enjoy reading and shopping. In additiion to being a teacher, I have started a wedding/party venue on my property. The planning and decorating is so much fun! I always stay busy!
I know that everyone is worried and anxious about virtual school. Even though this is new to all of us, and I am also anxious, I feel that this is going to be a WONDERFUL year. I am excited and look forward to teaching 6th grade English Language Arts in the CCSD Virtual Academy!