Phone: 770-382-4755


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English Education Masters of Teaching

Mrs. Heather Candela

Hello, I am Heather Candela, and I teach Honors 10th Grade Literature and Advanced Composition. This is my nineteenth year of teaching and my third here at CHS. My husband also teaches here (Social Studies) and coaches football (GO CANES!!!). 

I have four children -- two adult daughters (Caitlin and Bethany) and six-year-old twin sons (Parker and Tate, who are at Cartersville Primary). When not running after my twins or grading student essays or cheering on our Canes, I'm either baking or blogging. These are all a few of my favorite things. (Yes, even the grading!)

I am passionate about teaching students how to use and utilize their voices to communicate effectively with the world around them.  I received my B.A. in English from Kennesaw State University and my Master's degree in Teaching from Marygrove University. 

I am SO looking forward to this 2020-2021 school year. It offers extremely unique challenges, but together, we can do this hard thing!


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