Mrs. Elizabeth Hefner

Phone: 919-387-4490


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education, Appalachian State

Mrs. Elizabeth Hefner

My dream of becoming a teacher started in the second grade.  I began working with students as soon as I could, babysitting and helping in our church nursery.  My internships in the classroom began my junior year of high school.  After high school, I attended Appalachian State University, where I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. After graduating I moved to Raleigh and began teaching at a traditional calendar school.  I taught third grade my first year and then moved to fifth.  I have taught fifth grade ever since.  I love working with fifth grade students and getting to know them as a student and person.  Fifth grade is an important year for students as it holds a lot of changes.  I love being a part of student's fifth grade year and helping them navigate through these changes as they become young adults.  I have always believed that it is just as important to teach students skills about life as it is to teach academics.  As a fifth grade team, we work closely together, collaborating on new and innovative ways to teach students.  
I met my husband the summer before our senior year of high school.  We dated for seven years and were married in 2012.  On June 26, 2017, my husband and I welcomed our first child into the world, a son, Gaither Charles Hefner.  Outside of school, we love spending time with family and friends.  We also enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants and attending NC State football and basketball games.   
I am proud to work with Oak Grove student's and to be part of the Otter family. 
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