Heather Claiborne

  • Heather Claiborne  
    : 105
    Subject: 7th/8th Life Science and Robotics
    Email: Hclaiborne@nthurston.k12.wa.us
    Phone Number: 360-412-4774 EXT: 37105
     Please feel free to contact me about your child's progress in my classroom.
     The best way to reach me is by email hclaiborne@nthurston.k12.wa.us or by phone before or after school (360-412-4770  ext. 37105)

Professional Biography

  • I grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley near Snoqualmie Falls with parents that both worked in science. Growing up, I spent a lot of time out in nature with my parents learning about everything from the lichens on the trees to the rocks and salmon in the water. My parents are why I became interested in science, but at a young age, I was became particularly interested in geology. I attended University of Washington where I received a Bachelor's degree in Earth and Space Science in 2008. Before I got into teaching, I worked in geology, which has always been a passion of mine. In college, I worked for a small geotechnical firm which sent me out to a variety of jobs around Washington State. After I received my bachelor's degree, I began a job in Olympia with Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Geology Division, making geologic maps. I was fortunate to be able to map the area that I grew up in and I proudly have that map hanging in my classroom. In 2013, I began the Master in Teaching program at Evergreen State College so that I could share my passion for science with children. I was fortunate to be able to do both of student teaching placements within North Thurston School District at both Nisqually Middle School and at Aspire Middle School. I am very excited to be teaching both science and robotics and sharing my appreciation for the natural world with 7th and 8th graders at Nisqually Middle School!


  • Advisory -  9:20 - 10:00

    Period 1  -  10:04 - 10:52 (Life Science)
    Period 2  -  10:56 - 11:44 (Life Science)
    Period 3   - 11:48  - 12:44 (Robotics) 
    Lunch      - 12:44  - 1:14  (3rd lunch)
    Period 4  -  1:18 - 2:06    (Planning)
    Period 5  -  2:10 - 2:58    (Life Science)
    Period 6  -  3:02 - 3:50    (Life Science)
Last Modified on July 19, 2017