My name is Heather Reed Hanks. I was raised and live in Jennings. I am a 1997 graduate of Jennings High School and a 2002 graduate of McNeese State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband, Dylan, and I have a one year old son. I have been teaching first grade at Lake Arthur Elementary for thirteen years. It is always amazing to see the amount of growth at this age in one year. I absolutely love being a teacher because I get the chance to make a difference in a child's life on a daily basis. My goal is to create a positive learning atmosphere, where children can become confident learners. I strive to make each child reach their full potential.