Having a bad day? Here are a few pics to crack you up...
In 7th grade, I played softball, basketball, and went to the Poconos every week for ski club. I had a cat named Bluebell and a hermit crab.
8th grade graduation
In 8th grade, my hair was shaped like a puffy triangle. I got straight A's, was voted class clown and most talkative.
I got detention (once) for complaining about homework.
Senior Year at PHS!
In high school, I earned varsity letters on the tennis and track teams where I threw the javelin and discus. I acted in the drama club, and was a member of the Spanish club, ecology club, SADD, and the National Honor Society.
My first year as a teacher
I started out as a teacher's aide
in my old middle school. Yes, it was weird eating in the faculty room with my old teachers but I did enjoy the macaroni and cheese from the cafeteria.
I love the outdoors!
Going for a winter hike at Merrill Creek Reservoir. Here's our pup, Casey. She likes belly rubs and chasing squirrels.
Winter Break Ski Trip
Hitting the slopes in Killington, Vermont. Ready to ski down the mountain from 4,241 feet up. I learned to ski in 6th grade.
Casey Goes to Washington!
Strolling the lawn at the Washington Monument
Last year, I coached soccer for 1st and 2nd graders. I've never played, but I'm trying to my best to lead our Warriors!
Who is Mrs. Heagney?
Hi! I'm Mrs. Heagney. I teach 7th grade Social Studies at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Edison, NJ where I've enjoyed teaching since 1998.
I graduated from Rutgers University where I was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a National History Honor Society. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in History in 1996 with a certificate to teach Social Studies. The following year, I earned a Special Education certification. Later, in 2003, I continued classes at Rutgers to finish my Master's Degree in Social Studies Education. Since then I've taken and taught several technology courses to improve my skills and keep up-to-date with current trends in education.
I strive to use technology in my classroom and add something new each year to spice up the experience of my students. This year, using our Chromebooks, we will explore Wevideo, Prezi, Emaze, and other platforms to create multimedia productions. I was the first teacher at my school to create and maintain a website in the late 1990's. I'm glad you found me at www.heagneyhistory.webs.com!
Outside of the classroom, I am the proud parent of an 8-year-old boy. In 2014 we welcomed a beautiful springer spaniel puppy into our family. I enjoy traveling with my husband and son and have visited some beautiful places including Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. My favorite spots in New Jersey include Island Beach State Park, the Columbia Bike Trail, and Merrill Creek Reservoir. We often go geocaching on the weekends and look for hidden treasures. I also love to garden and spend time outdoors. My favorite vegetables to grow are Rutgers tomatoes, cucumbers, and purple Bell peppers.
Photo - Gap of Dunloe, Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry, Ireland. August 2011.