I have just opened my private practice as an Education Specialist. After over 20 years working with students with
a variety of skill levels and academic challenges, I have decided to focus my
energy on my practice here at Heter’s
Haven. I use the tag line, “Learning beyond Limits,” because that
clearly shares my philosophy of education. I believe as educators in is our responsibility
for student to be able to achieve academically. I now offer my services as a full time Education Specialist with the following
services credentialed teacher, education consultant, homeschool coach,
therapeutic tutor and tutor.
Being a public school teacher for many years, I developed a
strong personal educational philosophy.
I learned that many students were not successful in the traditional
academic system and did not fit into the normal mold. I began searching for ways to help my
students become successuful. I received some wonderful experience
working at a couple of continuation high schools. As I worked with this these children, I found
they often began to dislike school as early as first and second grade. I found
it was time for my first born, child to attend kindergarten, I realized that
with his learning style, he would not be successful in the regular
classroom. He was a very active,
precocious, and intelligent child with a flair for the dramatics. He was certainly not the sit down and quietly
do a workbook type of student. I did not what my delightfully creative and inquisitive
child to have the same experience my student.
In addition, several of my teaching peers were teaching school all day
and then going home to teach their kindergarteners because phonics was not
being taught in our school district at the time. I was not up to that type of life style.
My experience in education created expectations of a
quality environment for my son. I felt I knew what kind of situation would work
best for my first born. We just could
not find it. I felt that my child’s educational needs would best be met in a
small intimate educational haven. So, I
took a leave of absence from my public school career and we began our
educational adventure. We decided to
provide a “home school” experience for a small group of children with a maximum
of twelve students. My wonderful husband
built a classroom onto our home and in 1994 we opened Heter Haven Academy. For the next 20 years, I provided education
in with an individualized program for each and every student. We have had a lot of success at our school.
As the years went by I began getting phone calls from
parents I did not know. They had
questions about schooling options and how to best educate their children. The
questions I have been asked most often are on my frequently asked question page.
I also began to give have given a tremendous amount of
advice on learning disabilities, home schooling, foster parenting, adoption,
and child training issues. I am
passionate about education and parenting.
I fervently believe that as parents we have to find the path that works
best for our children. One size does not
fit all when it comes to education. So, now with my practice as an Education Specialist, I will be able to
assist parents as they endeavor to help their children reach for their
I believe that my services at Heter’s Haven will give me the
opportunity to help more families on their educational adventure. If you need personalized help deciding how to
best educate your child, advice on curriculum choices, therapeutic tutoring for
you struggling student, or help setting up your homeschool environment, I would
love to offer my services.
Education Specailist: Trina Heter
Business Manager: Duane Heter
Address: 3218 Las Quintas Way
Marysville, CA 95901