Tanya Harrison

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Mrs. Harrison

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A little about me:

Email: harrisont@universityacademy.org

Phone: 816-412-9238

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. I attended Webster University, where I earned a Master’s Degree in English as a Second Language.  I hold certification as an ESL instructor. I also attended Central Missouri University, where I earned certification in Library Sciences. I currently have a life time certification in Elementary Education. I have been in education for 25 years. I come with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  I enjoy reading biographies about interesting people.  I enjoy jogging, playing tennis, watching tennis, the CHIEFS, and spending time with my family and friends. This is my seventh year at University Academy. Before coming to University Academy, I taught 3rd grade for seven years, fourth grade for two years and I worked as a Library Media Specialist for seven years with the KCMO School District. I have also taught 6th grade Language Arts for two years.


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.   I expect good attitudes and kindness toward others at all times. Failure to make choices consistent with these expectations will have consequences.  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.


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