Hello! My name is Carla Heffernan and I have been teaching at Olin Elementary since 2017. I am currently the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade math teacher, as well as 2nd grade homeroom. I grew up in Marion, Iowa and graduated from UNI in 2003 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in Literacy. My past experiences include working at Sylvan Learning Center and teaching at St. Patrick’s School in Anamosa, as well as substitute teaching at various other schools in Eastern Iowa. I am currently taking graduate classes through Morningside College. I am working towards earning an Instructional Strategist endorsement, and eventually a master's degree. I live in Tipton with my husband, Matt, and our two sons, Braxton and Kendrick. We have one dog and one cat. I love spending time with my family and friends! My boys are active in sports and we love watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. I also enjoy reading, yoga, coffee, chocolate, and of course, teaching!