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 6th 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 for the past 20 years in California, Utah, and Idaho.
I enjoy spending time reading, exercising, and with my 10 year old son and husband at home. I have a daughter who started this year at Utah State and another daughter who is serving in Russia on a full time mission. She will be home this April!!
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!