Mrs. Heather Howdeshell-Oij



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Mrs. Heather Howdeshell-Oij


Hello, I am Heather Howdeshell-Oij (known as Mrs. Oij). I have been a Pinellas county teacher for years. I am a native to FL and have lived her all my life. My husband, Lance, is a Pinellas County teacher as well. We have a smart and funny daughter, Calle, who is the light of our lives. We love the outdoors. We enjoy fishing, the beach, and spending time with our large family.

I am a very energetic teacher who has a passion for what I do. I take great pride in making sure that the needs of all of my students are met. You might call me an overachiever. I do “whatever it takes” to make sure my students are successful at their ability level. I encourage my students to set achievable goals in school daily. I absolutely love curriculum and finding innovative and creative ways to integrate what I teach every day. I keep my students engaged because I spread my love for learning to them by showing them the world around them through hands on experiences, the use of technology, math, science and reading interactive websites, and self- discovery. The students in turn are excited about their learning. I am excited to start this new adventure at Kings Highway Magnet with the staff, new families, and especially with your child.