Elementary Spanish & Middle School Teacher
Heather is happy to be teaching at World Academy after joining the staff two years ago! She has a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish/Secondary Education from Juniata College in Pennsylvania. She also completed a Study Abroad Program at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Heather currently holds a New Hampshire teaching credential in Spanish as an experienced educator. She has been a teacher for more than 20 years and has taught students in grades K-12.
Mrs. Davis (or Sra. Davis) resides with her family in Merrimack. She is fluent in Spanish, understands the Catalan language, and is learning other languages. She is active in her church and in other local service organizations She has many hobbies including spending time with her family, traveling, going to concerts, playing instruments, singing, reading, and photography. She also spends time both participating in and leading professional development and is a member of various professional organizations for language teachers.
Heather believes that it is essential to foster potential by empowering students to think critically and creatively and to act caringly. She values positive relationships to grow a learning community in which respect, kindness, responsibility, patience, and integrity is modeled and developed daily. Students need and deserve safe educational spaces where they can grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. In her role with students, Heather sees herself as a facilitator to co-construct knowledge, helping learners to achieve agency and increase self-esteem. Her approach to teaching and learning utilizes differentiation and incorporates students’ interests and goals while scaffolding appropriately for learners. She values cross-curricular connections and encourages learning beyond the classroom walls. Heather works to break down stereotypes to promote multilingualism and diversity in an ever-increasingly global society. She encourages students to use all of their linguistic resources, to see the power in words, to value connections in languages and cultures, and to self-reflect. Heather is eager to share the fun and joy of learning with her students!