Phone: 469-752-3151


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Heather Rigdon

Special Education Teacher


Hello! I am Heather Rigdon, and I am the Resource teacher for 4th and 5th grades. I have spent the majority of my teaching years in either Upper Elementary or Middle School Special Education resource positions. I love my student's determination and dedication to always giving their best! I have taught since 2002 and have loved every minute of it. I graduated from UNT on the Dean's list with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Special Education major.

I look forward to getting to know you this year!

  • Contact Information

    You may contact me on my office phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

    My conference time is 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm.

  • Special Education Information

    Please see our Special Education Department page for more Special Education information.

    Shepard Special Education Team Page

  • Special Announcements for Mrs. Rigdon's Class

    General Announcements

    • For breakfast, kids who come in at 7:35 or later are sent to class with their trays to finish in the classroom. Anyone who comes in before that eats in the cafeteria and leaves at 7:40 to go to class. Those kids are not allowed to leave with breakfast items. Breakfast opens at 7:00. If your student plans on eating breakfast at school, please allow them enough time to get their breakfast and eat it in order to be in class on time at 7:40 ready to learn.

    October 2022

    October 1 - 6: Fall Book Fair Click for More

    October 3: Kinder Hearing & Vision Screening

    October 4:  Kinder & 2nd Grade Holifield Science Learning Center Click for More

    October 4: Shepard Spirit Night @ McAlister’s Deli Click for More

    October 5 - 6: Kinder Hearing & Vision Screening

    October 6: Art Night Click for More

    October 10 - 11: Student/Teacher Holiday

    October 11: Student Holiday/ Patent-Teacher Conferences

    October 14:  Pride Rally Click for Schedule

    October 14: Red Ribbon Assembly Click for More

    October 21: 3rd Grade Field Trip - Heard Museum Click for More

    October 24 - 28: Red Ribbon Week Click for More

    October 27: 4th Grade Field Trip - Holifield Science Learning Center Click for More 

    November 2022

    November 4: Shepard Fall Party and Color Run Click for More

    November 10: 3rd Grade Musical Click for More

    November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

    November 30 - December 2: 5th Grade Camp Click for More

    December 2022

    November 30 - December 2: 5th Grade Camp Click for More

    December 1 - December 2:  1st & 3rd Grade Hearing & Vision Screening 

    December 8: Shepard Bedtime Story Night Click for More

    December 12: Shepard 4th & 5th Grade Winter Choir Concert Click for More

    December 15: Winter Parties Click for More

    December 16: Pride Rally Click for Schedule

    December 16: Shepard Holiday Sing Along Click for More

    December 17 - January 3: Winter Break - We will see everyone back on January 4th!

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Cheeze-its
    • Jalapeno chips
    • Jerky
    • Salt and vinegar
    • Savory over sweet unless it is a Twix

    Favorite School Drinks

    • Infused water

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • TJ Home
    • Ulta

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Sticky notes
    • Colorful felt tip pens
    • Markers
    • Expo markers
    • Play-doh


    • Writing
    • Reading
    • Dancing
    • Singing
    • Crafting
    • Running around like a crazy person

    T-Shirt Size

    • Large

    Favorite Color

    • Black
    • Grey
    • Blue
    • Green

    Favorite Scents

    • Ptchouli
    • Cedar earth and wood basically

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • May 17th

    Other Helpful Hints

    • I love Groupon everything