Ms. Natasha Higgins

Phone: 704-385-9430


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Natasha Higgins

Hi! My name is Natasha Higgins and I am so excited to be the Media Specialist at New Salem Elementary!

 I am originally from Tryon, NC, a small town in Western North Carolina. After high school, I attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where I majored in Political Science with a concentration in American Government. GO MOUNTAINEERS!!! After ASU, I spent a year in AmeriCorps *NCCC. This is a great program, similar to Peace Corps, except we stayed in the States and worked in different communities along the West Coast! It was a great experience and what led me to teaching! Back home, I attended UNC-Asheville's Teaching Licensure program and the rest is history! I taught Middle School Social Studies and English/Language Arts for 9 years at Lake Lure Academy, Parkwood Middle, and East Union Middle. Last Fall, I started East Carolina University's Master of Library Science program to become a school librarian! This summer I purchased a house in Monroe and I am excited to stay in the area and make it my home. 

Fun Facts about Ms. Higgins:
Favorite Colors: Black and Gold (Go Appalachian!)
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Book: The Brooklyn Nine by Allen Gratz, Blue by Joyce Hostetter
Favorite Music: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers, Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Dessert: Anything Chocolate!!
Favorite Sports Teams: Appalachian State Mountaineers, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pets: Moses (A Mutt), Colt & Dozer (Black Labs)
Favorite Vacation Spots: Jekyll Island, Georgia, Black Mountain Campground, NC, Scottish Highlands
Favorite Hobbies: Travel, Photography, Reading Everything!