• My name is Carol Hearn. I have taught First Grade for 28 years, 24 of those have been here at Jefferson. I love being with first graders and helping them learn and grow!  I have a BA in Early Childhood Education (K-3) from Lenoir Rhyne College.  My husband, Bill, and I have two children, Katie and Sam.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I truly love teaching and am dedicated to doing my very best for my students.