• Welcome to Fifth Grade! My name is Ms. Heather Sherard. I was born and raised in Reston, Virginia, and I am a graduate of the Fairfax County Public School system. I graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Political Science. I then attended the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University for my teaching certification for grades 4-8 with a concentration in Social Sciences. I am also Montessori trained for upper elementary school children. I have been teaching for over ten years, at all grade levels. My favorite grade to teach is fifth grade, and I look forward to a successful and fun year at Forest Grove Elementary!