Hello! My name is Heather Jones. I am part of a fabulous first grade team here at Cedar Ridge Elementary. I am a "townie" as they say, born and raised here in Bloomington/Normal. I am proud to say I am a Unit 5 alum. I have attended Brigham Elementary, Parkside Junior High, and Normal Community High School. After high school I attended Eastern Illinois University to study nursing. I became a camp counselor one summer and decided to change my major to education. I transferred to Illinois State University and recieved my Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.
I did not start teaching right away and instead started my family. I have 3 children ages 14, 12, and 8. During my stay at home years I ran a very successful home daycare business for 14 years. My youngest went to school and I started to substitute teach in Unit 5. I am very excited to say that this is my first year teaching and I love every minute of it.