Tanya Harrison

Hello! My Name Is...

Mrs. Harrison


This is my grandson catching his first fish!

A little about me:

Email: harrisont@universityacademy.org

Phone: 816-412-5998

I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Attended Webster University, where I earned a Master’s Degree in English as a Second Language.  Hold certification as an ESL instructor. Also attended Central Missouri University, where I earned certification in Library Sciences. Currently have a life time certification in Elementary Education. This will be my 28th year. I come with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  I enjoy reading biographies about interesting people.  Enjoy walking, playing tennis, watching tennis, the CHIEFS, and spending time with my family and friends. This will be my 9th year at University Academy. 

My Philosophy and Expectations

I believe that every child is capable of learning, but not all children learn in the same way. I believe that children need to feel safe and successful in their classroom. They also need to know how much they mean to our classroom community and that their voice is valued.   I expect good attitudes and kindness toward others at all times.  I believe that parents and teachers must work together in order to have the greatest impact on a child’s learning and love of learning.