Degrees and Certifications:
USU BA: Spanish Minor:French Teaching Certificate from ABCTE
Mrs. Heather Osterhout
I want to extend to you and your child my warmest welcome into my classroom. My name is Mrs. Heather Osterhout. This will be my 11th year working at Declo Elementary, but I have over 20 years of experiences as an Early Childhood Educator. I graduated with a degree in Spanish from Utah State University and completed training as an elementary teacher from ABCTE. I have taught 3rd Grade, Spanish, Music, and ESL and now 4th grade for the past 20 years in California, Utah, and Idaho. For the past 9 years, I have directed a Shakespeare play acted by the amazing students at Declo Elementary. This a true highlight of my career as a teacher.
I enjoy spending time reading, exercising, and with my 15 year old son and husband at home. I have 2 married daughers and 2 grand children. They are amazing people.
My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique and each child learns in a different way. One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individualtity and work alongside with them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively, and learning through play. I am really looking forward to another fun-filled and educational year!