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!