About the Teacher
Welcome to Mrs. Heath's Spotlight
My name is Kimberly Heath. I grew up not far down the road in Senatobia, Mississippi. I graduated high school in 1986. I then went to college at Mississippi University for Women. Yes, I am a "W" girl. I got a degree in Broadcasting with an emphasis in Radio and TV. I decided that I was not happy in this field, so I went back to MUW and got a degree in Elementary Education. I guess I should have realized this earlier, because when I was a little girl I would play school and teach my dolls and the neighborhood kids. I then went on to get my Master's degree in Gifted Studies. In 2001, I became a National Board Certified Teacher. I have been teaching first grade for 23 years. The first five years I taught in Columbus, Mississippi. Then I taught fourteen years at Olive Branch Elementary. I joined the Overpark staff and became a Mustang 7 years ago. So this will be my 26th year to teach. I love children and I love what I do!!! I am so very excitied and thrilled to be teaching the Gifted students at Overpark for my second year!!!
Now a little bit about my family. I am married and have been for 26 years. My husband's name is Kenny. He works at CVS/Pharmacy, as a district manager. Right now he is over stores in North Mississippi, stores in Arkansas, 2 stores in Memphis, and 4 stores in Louisiana. I have two children, one daughter and one son. Kendyl is my daughter. She is 22 years old. She will be a senior at the University of Memphis She just graduated with an Elementary Education Degreefrom the University of Memphis. She just took a job teaching 2nd grade at Center Hill Elementary. My son Kyle is 16 and will be in the 11th grade at CHHS. He is involved with MTV and the Center Hill High School Choir. He is a Scout at Maples with Pack 234.
In my spare time I love to shop, travel, and spend time with my family. I have a bucket list of places to visit as the years go by. As for the shopping, well I LOVE it!!! My husband has another opinion of my shopping.
We attend Maples Methodist Church here in Olive Branch. Quite a few people call it the church on the hill. Several years ago my Sunday school class was able to install a bell system. If you have not heard it, you need to. The next time you are driving around OB close to downtown, roll down your windows and listen for the church bells. They usually play on the hour. They sound so beautiful and I am so proud to have been a part of something so special for the town of Olive Branch.
Monday 4th graders
Tuesday 4th graders
Wednesday 3rd graders
Thursday 3rd graders
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