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!