I have come to a frightening conclusion.
I am the decisive element in the classroom.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis
will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized.
~From Hiam Ginott's book Between Teacher and Child
Mrs. Harrison (center) with all SEVEN of her siblings!
Mrs. Harrison with all her siblings and parents
(plus a nephew!)
Hello! I'm very excited to be teaching your child this year.
I hope this page helps you to get to know me a little better.
I graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from Longwood University in the Spring of 2005. I taught 2nd grade at Amelia Elementary for seven years, before moving to 3rd grade last year. I look forward to another wonderful year in 3rd grade this year!! This school start, is the start of my ninth year teaching!
In the fall of 2008, I was accepted into the Graduate program for School Guidance and Counseling at Longwood University. I have successfully completed all the courses for the program, along with 450 practicum hours- at Greenfield Elementary, in Chesterfield County and Fork Union Military School, in Fork Union, VA and at Nottoway Middle School. I officially graduated in December 2010, with my Master's of Education in school guidance and counseling :)
From the picture above, you can tell I come from a pretty BIG family. I have three brothers and fours sisters!! Although I was born in State College, PA- I moved to Richmond, Va when I was four, and grew up there.
I purchased my first home in the fall of 2013, and currently live in Farmville, VA. I've picked up "running" as a great way to relieve stress. I completed my first half marathon (13.1 miles) in the fall of 2009, with a time of 2 hours and 38 minutes!!!
My favorite color is purple!
Mrs. Harrison in 3rd grade!!!
“That is what learning is
You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way."-Doris Lessing