Mrs. Teems says,

"Happy Halloween!"

Weekly Updates

Debra Zieja will be the long-term substitute teacher during my maternity leave from November 1, 2021, through February 11, 2022.

Mrs. Zieja has been a Substitute Teacher for the Fulton County Schools since January 2020. She has worked mostly at Heards Ferry Elementary School on a daily and long-term basis.

Mrs. Zieja has 31 years of cumulative experience in human resources, operations, training, and education. She has a MA in Liberal Studies, BA in Business Management from Ursuline College.

Mrs. Zieja looks forward to the assignment. Beginning November 1, she can be reached via email at:

October 11- October 15

10/11- No School & 10/12- No School/ Teacher Workday

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The Night Before First Grade

Our first read-aloud is going to be "The Night Before First Grade". Get comfortable and tune in on Sunday night!


My name is Eman Towfik-Teems. This is my ninth year in teaching and my fourth year in first grade. I am so grateful that there is still so much I enjoy about being a teacher and I am lucky to be part of such a wonderful school like Heards Ferry! I can't wait to meet my new first grade students! I am looking forward to a year of learning, fun and adventures!

I was born in San Francisco but moved to Georgia when I was in the first grade. I went to college at Kennesaw State University and received my B.S. in Early Childhood Education in 2012. In previous years, I taught Pre-K and Kindergarten in Fulton County Schools. I live with my husband and my cat in our new home. This year we will be welcoming a baby girl in November!

This year will be a year of countless milestones for the students and I’m excited to watch them bloom as a friend, reader, writer, mathematician, scientist, thinker and so much more!