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Mrs. Laura Heitman

I have been teaching at Hillside School for 21 years. My first 20 years were spent in first grade.  It is very exciting to be teaching Kindergarten this year! Before coming to Hillside, I taught preschool in California and Allendale. My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, a certificate as a Reading Specialist and I am trained in Orton Gillingham instruction. My passion is reading and I want to pass that love on to my kindergartners. I hope to have a year filled with learning, fun and lots of books!