One of the many unique features of Heritage is its long history and how God has worked through the years in the Heritage community. Katie Heath, the elementary librarian, is no exception to experiencing this history. She is married to Craig Heath, a 2006 Heritage graduate, whose mother taught in the elementary for many years.
After she graduated from Purdue University, majoring in Elementary Education with "a reading concentration and a high ability endorsement," Mrs. Heath taught a year in Boston, Massachusetts while her husband was finishing his master's degree at Boston College. She then started working at Heritage in 2011. She also taught the Explorers program for two years before she became the elementary librarian.
As a "specials" teacher, one thing she enjoys is spending a little bit of time with all the students. "I love teaching because everyday is new and exciting," she said, "I love that I can be creative with my students. I [also] have the opportunity to truly develop relationships with my students as I have the same students for multiple years before they continue on to intermediate school."
Not only does she love the relationships she has with all her students, but she also loves Heritage and being involved in the community through other extracurricular events on campus. "I love that our students look forward to participating in events like the Kindergarten Little 500 and that these are the events that my husband remembers very fondly," she states, "I love that God allows me to teach at the school that my husband attended."