Phone: (919) 499-2200 ext 536


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science Residency Teaching License (I am working towards completion of my Educator Preparation Program through NC State.)

Mrs. Heather Capen

Hello! I am Heather Capen and I look forward to being your child's teacher. This year, I will be teaching the English part of our Dual Language Program for Kindergarten. I was born in Oklahoma, and moved to Springfield, Missouri when I was five years old. Springfield is where I grew up. I attended Missouri State University, where I met my husband, Todd. The Army brought us to North Carolina in 2012. We have been married for 14 years and have two children: Meredith (6) and Maverick (4). I love to spend time with my family. We enjoy playing outside, going to the beach, playing games and watching movies together. 

The 2021-2022 school year will be my third year at Highland Elementary. Before coming to work at Highland, I was a military wife/stay at home mom. Previously, I worked as a Substitute Teacher and Kindergarten Aide in the DODEA school system. Teaching is my passion and I enjoy my job very much! I am dedicated to making learning fun and helping students achieve their educational goals.