Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Brandy Heyward

I am a proud product of Rock Hill Schools. I attended York Road, Rawlinson Road, and I am a 2001 graduate of Northwestern High School. Go Trojans!!! I received my BS in Early Childhood Education from Benedict College in Columbia South Carolina where I gained the skills needed to become a "Power for Good" (alma mater's motto).

This is my eleventh year in the teaching profession. After teaching a year of second grade where I grew so much as an educator, I am excited to be returning to kindergarten my first love. I spent the first nine years of my career teaching kindergarten in Richland School District One in Columbia, SC. As a kindergarten teacher I am proud to be one of the first people in a child’s life to help them experience the wonder of education.

I have been married to my husband Tim for eight years. Three days before our fifth wedding anniversary I gave birth to our son, Timothy "Caleb". What an anniversary gift! Today Caleb is an energetic three year old who loves superheroes, dinosaurs, and animals. His favorite animal is our dog, Pree.

In addition to spending time with my family I enjoy writing, reading and listening to poetry. My husband and I enjoy traveling and experiencing new foods and restaurants together. I LOVE listening to music, but I am a HORRIBLE singer. My favorite television show is Law and Order. It makes me wonder if I would've been a great lawyer or police officer. However, I don't think so. My love of children and passion for education proves that I chose the BEST profession. I look forward to an amazing school year!