Mrs. Mather’s Classroom

Heidi Mather

First Grade Teacher

About Mrs. Mather

I was born in the state of Maine where my parents originate.  I lived there until I was five and then my family moved to California where I grew up as the youngest of five children.  I went to Utah to attend B.Y.U. and received my Bachelors degree there.  I met my husband while in Utah and we have seven children, six sons and one daughter. Our seven children are now all adults. My youngest child just turned eighteen this year. When I went back into the workforce I knew that I wanted to work with children in a school setting.  I worked at the Provo School District Preschool as a paraprofessional for four years and that’s when I decided that I wanted to be a teacher.  I loved my job and I enjoyed working with young children with special needs.  I also loved working and learning from so many wonderful teachers.  I left the preschool so that I could pursue my dream of becoming a Kindergarten teacher.  While in the process of getting my teaching license I also worked as an Instructional Aide for first, second, fourth and fifth grades.  It was a great feeling to get my teaching license and I am grateful that I am about to begin my seventh year of teaching Kindergarten.  Helping young children learn and gain confidence in themselves and their abilities is an important teaching philosophy that I foster in my classroom.

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