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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.