Phone: 941-255-7450 ext. 204
Degrees and Certifications:
Certified Elementary Education Teacher K-6 Reading Endorsement ESOL Endorsement
Mrs. Heather Jones
My name is Mrs. Jones and I am a teacher of fabulous fifth graders here at Neil Armstrong Elementary. I have been teaching at NAE for 5 years. Before I came to NAE, I was a preschool teacher at Joyful Noise Learning Center in our local community. My love for teaching began at a very young age. I remember playing school at 5 years old with my cousins and brothers, and I was always the teacher! I always have had a need to teach, a need to share, and a need to help kids.
I enjoy watching kids begin believe in themselves and blossom into leaders of their education. Reading is one of the best gifts you can give a child. Reading can take them anywhere, from extraordinary stories, to careers, to higher education; reading is exceptionally important. "Reading is dreaming with open eyes."
My husband and I have been married for almost 16 years and we have two children, Camden & Maddox. My boys keep us quite busy. They love playing sports, Scouting and camping. In addition to our boys, we have our fur babies as well! Eleanor, Ellie for short, is an 8 year old dog. We are not sure of her breed. Remington, Remmy, is a 2 year old tuxedo cat who loves to run around and play. Finally, we have Winston, Winnie, who is a 7 year old cat that is a very large and lazy cat who loves to cuddle. Each of our animals were rescued from an animal shelter as a puppy or kitten, except for Winnie. We adopted Winnie as an adult cat at the age of 7. As you can tell we love our boys and our kids!!