Hesson, Katie

Meet the Teacher

Katie Hesson
6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies

2017-18 Supply List for the Hesson/Keitt Team
  • 1 Tissue Box

  • earbuds

  • hand-held pencil sharpener

  • water bottle (with lid)

  • pencils and pencil pouch

  • pocket folder (for home/school papers)

  • ONE – 2 inch binder (for language arts and social studies)

  • dividers (at least five tabs)

  • loose leaf paper (for language arts and social studies)

  • ONE – spiral notebook (for math work)

  • 2 composition notebooks (1 for math notes, 1 for science notes)

  • calculator - Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS


Hello!  I am very excited for the 2017-18 school year!

This will be my sixth year teaching at North Windy Ridge. 
I teach Language Arts and Social Studies to all the students in the
Hesson and Keitt homerooms.

Spending each day with the children of this community is something that I consider to be
a special privilege.  I care deeply for each and every one of my students, and I aim to provide
them with a safe, respectful, and engaging learning environment.  I believe students
thrive with structure and consistency, always communicated with respect and caring.

I grew up in Greenville, SC and attended the University of South Carolina
 for a BA in Theatre (Go Gamecocks!)  I later had some  experiences
with children's theatre that inspired me to get my Master's in
Teaching from Mary Baldwin College and become a teacher.  I student taught
in Staunton, Virginia,  and was the director of after school and camp
programs with the YMCA in Staunton, Virginia.  I moved to NC in 2012 to teach at North
Windy Ridge.  I live with my husband and sweet two-year old boy in Candler, NC.

Please be sure to explore the tabs on the left for other areas of my website.  "News", 
"Homework", "Keeping in Touch", and "Calendar" will be of particular interest to
families as we go forward.

Please feel free to contact me!  I welcome your thoughts and/or questions.
If you are a parent or guardian of one of my students this year,
please email me at Katherine.Hesson@bcsemail.org and I will add you to our
email list.  If email is not the best communication tool for you, please let me know what
is!  The sooner we can be in touch, the better!  I look forward to a great year!