Heather Byington

    • 8:35 - First Bell Rings 
    • 8:40-9:10 Extra Practice Time (Any Subject)   
    • 9:15-9:45 Band & Orchestra
    • 9:45-10:10 Social & Emotional Learning Time
    • 10:10-10:20 Recess
    • 10:20-11:30 Math
    • 11:30-12:30 Lunch/Recess
    • 12:30-1:30 Reading
    • 1:30-2:25 Writing, Science, or Social Studies
    • 2:25-3:05 Specialists
    • 3:10 - Dismissal

Professional Biography

  • I am the oldest of five children of an artist and a scientist. My mom tells me that as a small child, I would line my stuffed animals up on my bed and "teach" them. I was an avid reader growing up. I had many opportunities as a child and grew up with piano lessons and a rotating observatory in our backyard that my dad built to look at the stars. I mostly grew up in Kennewick, Washington and Russellville, Arkansas. I was a National Merit Scholar when I graduated early from high school and became an exchange student in Perth, Australia. Upon returning, I accepted a full ride scholarship to what was then called Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), where I attended for three years. At that point, I decided to become a Full Time Missionary and served in the Northeastern portion of Argentina for 16 months, where I became bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish. Shortly after, I met and married my husband of 24 years. I graduated with a Bachelors in Humanities with an emphasis in English and History and a Masters in Teaching from Washington State University in the Tri-Cities. I began teaching in 1997. I have taught in Pasco, Tumwater, Shelton, and now here in Lacey. I have taught all grade levels, except for middle school.  I became a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of English as a New Language in 2008 and since then have been a Facilitator for other teachers who are pursuing National Board Certification. I spent time as a Literacy Instructional Coach in Shelton as well as in our district. During non-contractual time, I am a member of the Washington Education Association's Language, Culture, and Equity Training Cadre and am a Trainer for Carolina Science. My favorite subject to teach is writing. I dream one day of writing picture books and continuing to travel and explore the world.