Ms. Garnet returns to Heritage

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After a year-long hiatus spent taking care of her newborn son, Ms. Clemisha Garnet returned as a substitute teacher last fall and resumed teaching this year.

With over 15 years of teaching experience at other Broward County schools, Ms. Garnet currently teaches Geography and U.S. History at Heritage. She started teaching here during the 2019-2020 school year because she liked the freedom and campus safety compared to public school, as well as the smaller class sizes which allowed for more discussion-based learning.

“Public schools right now are restricting a lot of content which can be tricky especially for a history teacher like myself. It wasn’t a good fit for me anymore, and so I came to Heritage,” Ms. Garnet said.

Ms. Garnet always loved learning about history, and she values the importance of teaching the truth. Inspired by her love for children, Ms. Garnet enjoys forming connections with her students and hopes to make an impact on everyone she teaches. 

“I love hearing about my students’ interests and goals. The staff and faculty on campus have all been so amazing and welcoming,” Ms. Garnet said.

After a year spent caring for her baby boy, Ms. Garnet returned to school. “I’m really excited to get back to teaching my students this school year,” Ms. Garnet said. (Photo/Kayla Rubenstein)

Now a junior at American Heritage, Anya returns as co-Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Patriot Post. With her passion for journalism, she is Co-Vice President of the Quill and Scroll Honor Society and President of the Current Events Club. As a Youth Ambassador for Bullets4Life, Anya advocates for gun control. She leads the student body as Co-President of SGA and competes nationally in Speech & Debate, Model UN, FBLA and Mock Trial. To relax, Anya hangs out with friends, swims, goes on walks and binge watches Netflix. She loves the beach, karaoke, good food and her lazy little dog Simba more than anything.