Welcome to first grade! My name is Heidi Conti and I am so excited to be teaching first grade here at Orion. I have my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and my master's degree in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University. I started teaching in 2002 with the majority of my years spent teaching first grade. I believe learning should provide fun, hands-on, and creative experiences that encourage lifelong learners. Learning in our classroom is a family affair and I welcome volunteers. I love immersing our class in our SEAL social studies and science units where we take a deep dive into subjects. Not only do I love teaching children but I enjoy working with new teachers as well and having student teachers in our classroom.When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I love going to Giants games, exploring the bay area, and going to the beach. I love to read, ride my bike, and do puzzles.
I absolutely love my job and I am so thankful to work with such an amazing staff, supportive and hands-on parents, and spectacular students! This is a fantastic place to be!