Phone: 706-769-3235 ext. 1428


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Speech Communication: The University of Georgia Certification in Early Childhood Education: Mercer University Gifted Certification

Mrs. Heather Rutherford

Hello!  My name is Heather Rutherford and I am a 5th grade STEAM teacher at Rocky Branch Elementary School.  After graduating from UGA and working at a technical recruiting company, I decided to go back to school to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher.  In 2005, I began teaching 1st grade in Fulton County.  The following year, my husband and I moved to Oconee County.  I took a position in Gwinnett County teaching all subjects in 5th grade. In 2008, I had three beautiful children and took four years off to be with them.  In 2012, I ventured back into the classroom as a parapro at High Shoals Elementary School.  In 2013, I was lucky enough to be hired as a classroom teacher at Rocky Branch Elementary and have been here ever since.  I feel very blessed to not only work in Oconee County, but to live here as well.