Hudson River Valley



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  • Hi!  I'm Mrs. Harris, and I teach 7th grade science at Highland Middle School.  That includes chemistry, physics, and earth science.  I'm excited to work with you and your family this year!  You can email me at:  At school, you can reach me at extension 4222.  

    I've lived in the Hudson Valley for the last 13 years, although I grew up in Maryland, Ohio, and Connecticut to parents who immigrated from Germany.  I studied abroad in Ecuador during college and developed a love for Spanish and travel.  After my first few years of teaching in Baltimore, MD, I lived and worked abroad, teaching in Japan, Kenya, and Germany.  My husband and I then returned to the US and have been in the Hudson Valley ever since.  I spent ten years working as an environmental educator, and went back to school to complete a science degree where I studied the invertebrates that live on different Hudson River shorelines.  I love teaching and learning, and I am currently working on a PhD in science education.  I have two kids and a dog, and live in the city of Poughkeepsie.  In my free time I do volunteer work for several organizations and I love spending time outside with my family or in my garden.