About Me

Welcome to my blog! I’m Heather Korrell and I am a 5th grade reading teacher 009by day and a grad student by night at WKU. I also stay very busy with my church Bethesda Ministries, where I am the music director, I volunteer on the state youth ministry team, as well as volunteer being the Camping Ministries Coordinator for our church.

I live in Kentucky with my husband, Kevin of 5 years. We have Leon, a dachshund, and Clover an albino rabbit who is currently on loan to my sisters preschool classroom!

I love to read in my spare time. I am a huge fan the Hunger Games trilogy, books and movies. I am on pins and needles until November when the last movie is released. I also enjoy reading other series. I have read the entire Harry Potter Series, and Divergent series. I am currently working on the Maze Runner Series. Book one was great, and I can’t wait to read the rest.  I also enjoy running and trying to stay healthy. I have been training with CrossFit for nearly a year, loving getting stronger.  I have participated in three 5Ks including the Color Run twice. I love music. I sing and play piano. Some musical influences include John Mayer, Gavin Degraw, Michael Buble, and Adele.

I am in my 4th year of teaching and I am currently a 5th grade reading teacher at GC Burkhead Elementary. I love using technology in my classroom and finding more engaging activities for my students. I find that the more engaging the teaching, the more excited and motivated the students are. I am currently in grad school in hopes that I can teach technology (to students or to other teachers) somewhere down the road in my career. I hope that this semester I learn more information about technology to help me expand my knowledge!

If you want to know more about me, simply post your question. You can also follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter!


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16 Responses to About Me

  1. Stacy Jones says:

    Hi Heather!

    It’s great to see another runner on here. I admit that I haven’t been running much since the weather got cold. I am participating in my first color run (The Color Vibe) this Saturday (March 1) in Clarksville, TN. I’m very excited and ready to get back out there. Hope you have a great semester.

    Stacy Jones

  2. I LOVE your taste in books! I just finished Divergent last night and I’m trying to restrain myself from buying book two today (or I absolutely will not be productive).

    I just recently started working on a healthier lifestyle. I’ve been surprised to discover how many vegetables I like that I didn’t eat before. I’m not to the point of running but I have taken up weekly dancing classes.

    I’m looking forward to working with you!

    • heakor says:

      I can absolutely relate! I have been really trying not to read the third book! Else my homework productivity will cease! :)

  3. Hello Heather!! I love your layout! Which one is it? The picture cover is beautiful!
    I am also a ‘new’ teacher, it being only my second year. This year I am teaching sixth grade Social Studies. Compared to last year in seventh grade, this year has been very different. These students experience so many changes in a year. Some of them are still losing teeth and the others are growing by the foot!
    Great idea to add your Pintrest information on here; I’ll look you up!

    Jennifer Emberton

    • heakor says:

      Thanks Jennifer!! The layout is called Retina! I thought it was nice and clean and a little more modern. I love the picture at the top. It was taken at the EMP (Experience Music Project) in Seattle, WA! Amazing music museum of modern music if you ever go.

      I can relate to changing grades too, I went from 3rd to 5th… WOW!! lol It was like going from Babies to teens!! Especially those 5th graders after Christmas! :)

      Please do look me up on Pinterest. Love connecting and looking at other people’s ideas :)

  4. Kevin says:

    Hi Heather,

    Your website is really looking great! It’s nice to see that you’re a runner too. I hated running for the longest time because I have always conditioned for baseball or basketball. But now that I’m through with sports (other than recreation), I am really enjoying running more and more.

  5. Cindy Scott says:

    Hey Heather, I absolutely loved your animoto video. I have seen this before but have not taken the time to learn how to use it. Yours has really made me want to explore animoto and see what I can come up with. I too love reading. Divergent has become one of my favorite and I read anything Danielle Steel puts out. The Hunger games and the Twilight series are among others that I enjoyed. I like you, look forward to learning more technology that I know my students will not only learn from but enjoy using. I look forward to working with you this semester.

    • heakor says:

      Animoto is so easy to use! I love it, I utilize it for school, personal, and professional use. I have also had my students use it a few times and they love it! Thanks for stopping by my page! Excited for this semester and working with you!

  6. Daniel Thorn says:

    Hey Heather,

    Nice to get to know a little about you and your family. I am an avid weightlifter and though I do not do crossfit, I have heard of the many people it has impacted and I applaud you for taking control of your health and putting in the work . Good luck with your fitness, as well as, your grad school work.

  7. Allie Meador says:


    I love that you are a pet person. I have 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 fish. It great to be able to come home to something everyday and they are happy to see you. Especially after a rough day at school.

    Wish you the best luck this semester.

  8. Joe Riley says:

    I really like the design of your website. I am an animal lover like you. Dachshunds are one of my favorite breed of dogs. I had one named Buster growing up, and my in laws have a fourteen year old one named Scooter. I look forward to working with you this semester in LME 737.

    • heakor says:

      Very cool! I actually grew up with a basset hound named Buster!! I would love to have another one of that breed, but they just are the best dogs for an apartment complex! It’s nice to meet you as well, looking forward to a great semester!

  9. Heather,
    I really enjoyed meeting you through your home page. I too am active in my church with music. You project lots of energy and passion and I think your students are super excited to have you teach them. Good luck in LME 537.

  10. Hi Heather! Your Animoto was great! I loved how you talked about your future goals and your theory on teaching. It is a very positive outlook. Great job and good luck with everything!

  11. Morgan says:

    It’s nice to meet you Heather! I am also a huge fan of the Hunger Games series as well as the Divergent series! I love reading pretty much any of the dystopian novels! Matched and Legend are two other great series if your interested! Although I have absolutely zero musically abilities, I enjoy many of the same artists as you…especially John Mayer. I am also in my 4th year of teaching, but I teach 4th grade writing.

    Thanks for sharing and good luck this semester!

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