Greetings Harding Parents, Students, and Community,
My name is Mr. Kevin Harper and this is my second year at Harding Elementary School as the Primary Principal of Pre-Kindergarten through Second grades. Our administration and staff have been hard at work this summer planning and preparing for all modes of delivering quality instruction to your children for the 2020- 2021 school year. We are all extremely excited to start our school year. We missed your children and look forward to the day that we can get them back safely into our school. We are always looking for ways to improve our connection to you and the community to create the best learning environment for your child to flourish and become the best student they can.
One of our priorities to prepare for your child’s return is to ensure that our school is cleaned and sanitized in a timely manner. This will provide a safe learning environment for all our students.
Since school is not only about safety, we have also been working on two other initiatives that will allow our school to provide opportunities for your child to be successful. All the administrators in the district have received diversity training. We feel this will create a just environment for ALL students to reach their full potential. We will be continuing this professional development on diversity throughout the year. Teachers will also learn about different strategies to connect with families. At Harding, we hope this will provide aligned instruction to help students grow as learners and remove barriers to their success. We know that we can’t do any of this work without your help and support. We are looking forward for a positive year of growth and learning to allow your child to thrive.
I am personally excited to have your children back in school and to continue the our work together. If you ever need to contact me, feel free to call or e-mail me. I respond usually between 24 – 48 hours to either mode of communication. I look forward to working with all of you this year and I am proud to be a Harding Dragon!