Meet Mrs. Carter



Degrees and Certifications:

University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2017 - 2018, Post-Master Certification in Instructional Leadership The University of West Alabama, 2014 – 2016, Master of Art in Biology, Secondary Education Athens State University, 2009 – 2011, Bachelor of Art in Science in Biology, Secondary Education with Class A Certification Academic Scholarship Charleston Southern University, 2006, Continuing Bachelor of Science, Alpha Chi Honor Society/ Dean’s List Wallace State Community College 2004-2006, Associate of Science in General Studies, Graduated 2006 Summa cum Laude Softball Scholarship

Mrs. Heather Carter

Hello!  I am so excited to have my dream job at Cullman High School teaching Pre-AP Biology and Anatomy, which are two of my favorite subjects! I am married to Joe and have a little girl in preschool.  We are active members at our church and love the Cullman community. Joe is a 2001 Cullman High School alumni. His parents, Lynda and Keith Carter, are retired teachers. My mother, Phyllis Tucker was also a music/band teacher.

I graduated in 2004 from Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, TN.  Wallace State recruited me to play softball 2004-2006, where we were State Champions in 2005.  I moved to Charleston in 2006 and continued my education at Charleston Southern University before moving back to WSCC to pursue Physical Therapy Assisting.  The Lord called me into education while I was in the PTA program and I never looked back! I got my Bachelor’s degree from Athens State in Biology, Secondary Ed. I earned my Master’s degree online through The University of West Alabama while teaching, coaching 2 sports (Volleyball and Softball) and pregnant with my little girl.  I enjoyed my online classes! I just finished my Post-Master Certification in Instructional Leadership through the University of Alabama Birmingham. I am a devoted, lifelong learner! Ienjoy fulfilling my calling to teach and coach. I look forward to teaching our Bearcats and working with you! Please contact me if you need anything.

Professional Experience

✓ Science Teacher (Pre-AP Biology and Anatomy) at Cullman High School, Cullman City Schools (June 2018 – current).
Assistant Softball Coach

 ✓ Residency in Instructional Leadership for UAB Post-Master’s Certification (June 2018)
Hanceville High School
Cullman High School

 ✓ Science Teacher (grades 7 - 8) at Cold Springs Elementary K-8, Cullman County Schools  (2017 -2018)
Middle School Girls’ Basketball Coach
Assistant Softball Coach
2018 Class 2A Area Softball Champions

 ✓ Science Teacher at Hayden High School, Hayden, AL, Blount County Schools (2012 –2017)
Assistant Softball Coach 2012 – 2017     
State Championship Softball Team 2013 & State Runner-Up 2015
Varsity and JV Volleyball 2014-2015
Blount County Varsity Champions 2014
Junior High Volleyball 2015-2016
Blount County JV Champions 2015

 ✓ Gifted Education Specialist, Cullman County Schools, AL. (January - May, 2012)

Assistant Softball Coach at Hanceville High School, (Spring 2012 Season)

 ✓ Internship at Fairview High School, (August – December, 2011).

 ✓ Substitute Teacher for Cullman County Schools, (2009 - 2012)

 ✓ All Sports Performance Training (Formerly Triple Play Sports Academy) Softball Instructor, (2009 - 2013)

 ✓ Cullman Christian School Substitute Teacher & Assistant Softball Coach, (2009 to 2010)

 ✓ Wallace State Community College Upward Bound Summer Program Teacher, (2008) Summer Academy Instructor for Biology


❖  School Science Fair Coordinator, where 42 students at CSE K-8 won 48 awards in the Cullman County Science Fair 2017-2018.

❖  Awarded Accomplishment of Recognition for coaching a State Championship Softball team at Hayden High School by Representative David Strandridge, 2013

❖  Awarded Outstanding Teaching Award in Aerospace and Aeronautics for Gifted Education from the Civil Air Patrol, 2012