All About Ms. Huffman

Phone: 910-324-3139


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts- Elementary Education Masters of Education- Elementary Education National Board Certification- Early Childhood Generalist Reading K-12 License

Michelle Huffman


I went to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where I was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow.  I graduated from UNCW in May of 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in History.   I am certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade.

In August 2009, I began working on my Master's Degree at UNCW.  In July 2011, I completed the Master's program and now hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

In November 2013, I became a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Childhood Generalist. This past school year, I renewed my National Board Certification.

I also have a Reading K-12 License.


Ms. Huffman's Professional Mission Statement: 

My mission is to be a positive role model for my students by being fair, kind, and helpful and instilling in them a love of being a life-long learner.



After graduating from UNCW, I taught in Pender County for four years.  I taught kindergarten for two years and first grade for two years.

In August 2008, I began teaching kindergarten at Richlands Primary School (now Heritage Elementary).  While at Heritage, I have taught kindergarten, first grade and was a reading specialist.  The 2023-2024 school year will be my 16th year at Heritage and my 20th year overall of teaching.

I was selected as Richlands Primary School's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year.



I was born and raised in Richlands.  I went to Richlands Elementary School, Trexler Middle School, and Richlands High School.  I graduated from Richlands High School in 2000. 

I have lived in Richlands for the majority of my life.  I lived in Wilmington, NC for eight years.

I love to travel.  I have been to Spain, Portugal, Morocco, France, and Japan.  I also like to visit New York City, Texas, and Washington DC.

I love the beach! 

In June of 2010, I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Japan as a part of my graduate school program.  While there, I was able to visit schools and see how their education system compares to ours.  It was an amazing experience and I enjoy sharing what I learned with my students.