Neal, Heather

Welcome to my Classroom!


Mrs. Heather Neal
Welcome to the webpage of Heather Neal, 5th grade language arts and social studies teacher.  I have been teaching in the North Buncombe District for 24 years, and I greatly enjoy teaching at North Windy Ridge. Fifth grade is an amazing age group to teach, and I aim to provide every student with academic and leadership challenges for personal fulfillment and for their college and career preparation. We have a great deal of fun together, too. 
Mr. Devon Prott is my team teacher for math and science. We enjoy working together to provide a nurturing and exciting learning environment for our students and families. 
I am a 1993 graduate of Appalachian State University, and I received my master's degree from Western Carolina in 2003. I grew up in Buncombe County, and I am a graduate of the T.C. Roberson Class of 1989. My husband and I have two teenage daughters who are growing up as North Buncombe Blackhawks. We support the band program by volunteering.

Beyond school, I enjoy camping and exploring nature with my family. As a Girl Scout leader, I encourage Scouts to embrace the natural world, to make the world a better place, and to develop leadership skills and individual talents.  My family and I volunteer regularly at a large food pantry, and we are actively involved with church activities. Walking and reading are habits I strive to practice daily for self-renewal. 

I look forward to our learning adventures together!