Hello, I'm Heidi Slattum. I have been teaching in the Conejo Valley at Cypress Elementary for over 20 years. I have taught first, second, third, and fourth grade. This is my first year teaching 2nd grade at Madrona. I am really excited to be here.
I earned both my bachelor's degree and CLAD teaching credential from California Lutheran University. While I was at CLU I competed on both the track and cross country teams. I even played on the basketball team one year.
I have three kids that keep me busy. My oldest is Bjorn. He's finishing up his senior year of college at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Next is Gretchen who is starting her sophomore year of college at Western University, in Colorado. She competes in track and cross country so I try to fly out for at least one race each season. My youngest is Anja and she will be starting her junior year of high school at Newbury Park High. She plays on the varsity soccer team and also competes in club soccer, so I spend a lot of time out on the pitch watching her play.
In my free time, I enjoy running, going to the beach, watching my kids play sports, and reading.