My name is Rachel Harris and I am so excited to be teaching my 10th year of Special Education preschool. This is my second year in Oak Harbor and I absolutely love it here; I have taught for the previous eight years in Mount Vernon in a very similar preschool program. I graduated from Western Washington University with my teaching degree in Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood, and Special Education in 2009. I went back to school and graduated with my Masters in Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Washington in 2016. I grew up in Mount Vernon but have family here on the island and have spent a lot of time over here growing up. I have two little ones of my own; my son is 5, and just started Kindergarten, and my daughter is 3, and just starting preschool herself. Being a mama is simply the best!
I am looking forward to working with your child and seeing the progress that we will make together this year!
I have a fabulous paraeducator Jessica Deckwa and we have been a team for a year now.
Hand-In-Hand Core Values:
Be Safe, Be Your Best, Be Kind
I Believe in You
I am Here for You
I Will Always be Real With You
You are Capable of Great Things
You Will be Respected
You are Unique
You are Worth It
I Expect Great Things
You Can Expect Great Things From Me
I Will Never Give Up On You, Even If You Give Up On Me
I Care About You
Your Success Is My Success
We Are in This Together
You Are the Reason That I am Here!