Mrs. Kaitlyn Heitmeier

Phone: 5159659620


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading, Early Childhood, and Special Education from Simpson College in 2014. Masters of Education in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development from Drake University in 2017

Mrs. Kaitlyn Heitmeier

1st Grade Teacher


Hello! My name is Mrs. Heitmeier and I am so excited to be a 1st grade teacher at Westwood Elementary! 

For my undergraduate degree, I attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. At Simpson, I played on the women’s soccer team and was a Student Ambassador. I graduated from Simpson in 2014 with a double major in Elementary Education and Liberal Arts. I have endorsements in Reading, Early Childhood, and Instructional Strategist I (Special Education).  In May 2017, I completed my Master's degree through Drake University in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development.

My husband, Blake, is a 7th Grade Social Studies teacher and coaches football and baseball at Carlisle.  We have a daughter, Lyla.  When I’m not at school, I love spending time with my family, preparing for my next marathon, and relaxing with a good book!  

I am excited to begin a great year in 1st grade!

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or celebrations, please let me know!

Kaitlyn Heitmeier
1st Grade Teacher
Office Hours: 7:40-3:40