Mrs. Natalie Millsaps

Phone: 828-632-2192


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Elementary Education M.A. in Elementary Education National Board Certification

Mrs. Natalie Millsaps

I grew up in Alexander County and attended Taylorsville Elementary, East Junior High School, and Alexander Central.  I studied at UNC-Chapel Hill from 2003-2006 to pursue a degree in Journalism & Mass Communications.  After studying abroad in London and volunteering at a school there during the summer of 2005, I felt called to change my major and become a teacher.  I transferred to Lenoir-Rhyne University in the fall of 2006 and completed student teaching at Viewmont Elementary before graduating in 2007.   

I was hired to teach 3rd grade at Sugar Loaf Elementary in 2007.  My first year of teaching was a busy one as my husband and I were building a house and planning our wedding.  Even so, I loved every minute of it and felt reassured that teaching was the Lord's plan for my life.  I was awarded "First Year Teacher of the Year" for our county and married my husband Adam in July of 2008.  The following year, I moved to 4th grade and spent another year with those wonderful "first students" of mine.  I received my Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 2010 and received National Board Certification in 2015.  
My husband Adam and I live in Hiddenite with our sons Carson (7) and Chase (2).  We attend Crosspoint Church.  I love to read, travel, shop, and spend time outdoors, and I'm thankful for a job I love in a great community like Sugar Loaf!  My favorite thing about teaching is building relationships with my students and their families, and I look forward to doing that each school year.