My name is Heather Mabery. I am 29 years old and a native of the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. I grew up in the picturesque town of Fort Bragg, where my family still currently resides. As clichéd as it may sound, my family is my rock. I am the oldest of three children, with two younger brothers- ages 22 and 28. My parents have been happily married for thirty years now (congratulations Mom and Dad), and I have an almost five-year-old niece, Brooke. I may sound very biased, for I am, but she is an amazing child. She has a personality chalked full of sass, sweetness, and intelligence. She is pictured below constructing a pine cone fairy, who she lovingly named Nana, at our local Earth Day celebration.
I am a 2005 graduate from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies. Following graduation, I relocated back to my hometown of Fort Bragg in order to spend time with my family and spread my wings through travel. In 2006, my mother and I spent three weeks exploring the Southern region of Italy. It was an empowering educational experience chalked full of fascinating history, breathtaking scenery, cultural immersion, and love. In 2008, I enrolled in the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program at Sonoma State University, and completed the program in 2010. I student taught at two local public schools during my time in the program- Waldo Elementary and Mark West Elementary. I was placed in a second grade classroom, a fourth, and a first. I enjoyed each of these grade levels, for they presented very different teaching opportunities, and the kids were great!
I am individual with incredible passion for education; it is my goal to provide students with a voice, as well as supply them with an enthusiasm for learning and the necessary tools to aid them in becoming life-long learners. I desire my daily efforts to not only contribute, but also most importantly, improve our community.