Phone: 704-385-9430


Degrees and Certifications:

BS-Political Science-American Government (App State) NC Teaching Training (UNC-Asheville) MLS-Library Science (ECU)

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 teach! 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. In the Fall of 2020, I finished East Carolina University's Master of Library Science program! Yay! 

I love to travel and learn about new cultures! I have visited 14 countries so far! Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Peru, Scotland, Spain, and Switerzland! (15--if you count a layover in Germany, but I didn't leave the airport!) If you want to see pictures and other things I've collected from my travels, just ask!

Fun Facts about Ms. Higgins:
Favorite Colors: Black and Gold (Go Appalachian!)
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Books: 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: Angus (Boxador)
Favorite Vacation Spots: Jekyll Island, Georgia, Black Mountain Campground, NC, Scottish Highlands
Favorite Hobbies: Travel, Photography, Reading Everything!