Degrees and Certifications:
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.
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.