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Mrs. Heather LaFoy


My name is Heather LaFoy, and I will be your child’s teacher for gifted services this school year! I have always had a passion for teaching and helping students excel inside and outside of the classroom. I started teaching GATE in 2013. Prior to teaching GATE, I taught second grade. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in Elementary Education in 2012. I graduated from Mississippi University for Women with my Master’s Degree in Gifted Education in 2015. My husband, Tyler, and I have two children, Piper (2018) and Campbell (2020)! I enjoy being outdoors, gardening, doing crafts, and reading. I am very excited for this year in GATE! We will have a lot of fun learning about what it means to be gifted, solving challenging puzzles and games, and learning about the world around us!

Be sure to check out the "GATE Resources" page to find fun activities for gifted students. Please email me with any questions at