Heidi Toney: Kindergarten-1st Grade Classroom Teacher


B.S. Keene State College; M.Ed Southern New Hampshire University

Upon entering Heidi's classroom, you will notice walls that are covered with print from daily lessons in Math, Literacy, and Writing, as well as from student work and projects. Students are trained to work independently at various work stations, while mini-lessons take place at a table in the center of the room. During these times, you may find students playing math games, practicing words through different mediums, or wearing headphones at the listening center while they listen to books on CD. You may also find them at a reading group, a math group, and at other times at a whole class lesson on the rug. Students spend quick check-ins self assessing their work behaviors. Heidi enjoys using song, movement, and kinesthetic learning opportunities with her young students. 

Heidi grew up in the Northeast Kingdom town of Peacham and earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at Keene State College. Early on, she was trained as a Reading Recovery teacher in Pymouth, NH and has spent time as a Reading Recovery teacher at different times throughout her career. As a classroom teacher, Heidi has taught mostly in Second Grade, with stints as a Preschool and Kindergarten teacher and as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher. She later earned her M.Ed. on nights and weekends through SNHU. Heidi is also trained in Leveled Literacy Intervention and Guided Reading. 

During her personal time, you can find Heidi attending football, soccer, basketball, softball, and baseball games to watch her nieces and nephews. She enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with family and friends. Heidi is newly married and loves spending time with her husband.