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

I love to travel and learn about new cultures! I have visited 12 countries so far! Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Scotland, and Spain! If you want to see pictures and other things I've collected from my travels, just ask!

Summer 2022, I'm heading to Switzerland, No. Italy, So. France, and Barcelona!

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!