Mrs. Hiatt

Marci Hiatt

I have taught Kindergarten, first grade and now feel completely at home in second grade. I love the children and families at Lincoln Academy. The parental support here is unparalleled!

I was born and raised in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico. I’m grateful for the experiences I had while growing up there. I love the culture, people, FOOD and language of Mexico.

After graduating from Brigham Young University in l985 with a degree in Elementary Education, I accepted a teaching position in Phoenix, Arizona teaching first grade. It was there that I developed my love of teaching. I loved bringing light and joy into the lives of the little children I taught there. Teaching at an inner city school, I was able to teach many children to read in their native Spanish language while they were learning to speak English. I taught first grade for 6 years and a kindergarten-first grade combination for 1 year. (I never had a room mom or a business partner! It makes me appreciate them so much.) It was during those years that I met my husband and had my first child. Shortly after her birth I made the decision to stay home and be a full-time mom. My husband and I have 5 children, 4 girls and 1 boy.

During the years I stayed home with my kids I was busy teaching a bilingual pre- school in my home, teaching piano lessons and volunteering in my children’s classrooms teaching music and art. As you can see, teaching is in my blood!

As I start my 10th year at Lincoln I look forward to bringing my love of teaching to second graders. I believe every child is important and that learning can be fun! There are so many great things to learn in 2nd grade and second graders are so eager to learn that it makes my job enjoyable. Being a parent has given me a different perspective as a teacher. As a parent, I want my child to have the best education possible. As a teacher, my desire for your child will be nothing less.