Mrs. Heidi Ports

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B.S. Secondary Education; English; Ohio University (1997) M.S. Curriculum & Instruction; Kent State University (2008)

Mrs. Heidi Ports

Welcome to my English classroom webpage.  I am Heidi Ports and I have been teaching English since 1998.  I began teaching in Kent, Ohio where I taught high school for 13 years.  Four years ago, my husband's job brought us to Oro Valley, Arizona.  I taught middle school at La Cima Middle School and Legacy Traditional School, and in 2014 I began teaching at Coronado K8.

Defining Moment in My Education:

My favorite activities as a child were reading and writing.  I read every book I could get my hands on and when I wasn't reading, I was writing- letters, journals, community newsletters or fiction- it didn't matter- I loved it all.  I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn't until college that I decided I wanted to be an English teacher. 

Core Educational Beliefs:

Learning is a lifelong journey.

Prior Experience:

I have taught high school English for 13 years, including 9th-12th grade, Yearbook, Journalism and Research Paper.  Since moving to Arizona, I have taught Middle School reading and writing for 4 years, including gifted education grades 1-8.  This is my third year teaching 7th grade Writing at Coronado K8.