About Teacher App

 Tonia Hertzler

Phone: 828-464-4766


Degrees and Certifications:

BS K-6 Elementary Education Lees McRae College

Tonia Hertzler


My name is Mrs. Tonia Hertzler I am excited to join the Balls Creek family and  to be your child’s new teacher. I am a graduate of Lees McRae College with a degree in Elementary Education grades K-6.  
As you already know this is a year of important transitions as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated. I hope to make your child’s learning experience a fun and exciting one and I hope to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling.

So much happens in First Grade! Because of this, the year will be full of important transitions. It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes.  Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. Maintaining each child’s self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority.  Here are some ways you can help:

Celebrate your child’s success no matter how small it may seem
Read with your child every day
Make sure that your child has completed his/her daily homework
Communication, please communicate with me about your child

I look forward to working with you and your child and helping him/her to achieve their fullest potential.

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate with you via Class Dojo, phone calls, progress reports and parent - teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can call me at the school 828-464-4766 or email tonia_hertzler@catawbaschools.net.