Mrs. O'Brien

Welcome to Mrs. O’Brien’s First Grade Classroom!


Upon graduation from UTC in 2009, I was blessed to receive my first teaching position at the nation’s top magnet school.  I taught sweet Kindergarteners my first year and moved up to my "LOVE," First Grade, in 2010.  Teaching First Grade is my PASSION.  I am excited to begin my TENTH year here and am looking forward to many years to come.


I am a mother of a three year old, Caroline.  She goes to daycare at the Upper School. Your child will hear many stories about our adventures.


I am a native Chattanoogan, growing up on Signal Mountain until age 19.  I graduated from Girls Preparatory School in 2003.  I am blessed to have my amazing family here with me, as well.   I currently live in Chattanooga- right outside of Hixson.


I fell in love with Normal Park in 2007 when I was able to do my PDS teaching here.  I was under the infamous leadership of Haley Brown when she was a 1st grade teacher, who is now the principal at Red Bank Elementary.  I even worked at our Normal Park daycare while in college!


First grade is SO MUCH FUN!!


I can’t wait to meet you!  If you ever need to reach me, I am available at


Heather O’Brien