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-Bachelors Degree: University of West Georgia 2007-Middle grades math/science

-Masters Degree: Nova Southeastern University 2011-Curriculum and Instruction

-Specialist Degree: Nova Southeastern University 2012-Brainsmart and Teacher Leadership

Email: dharrison@polk.k12.ga.us

Phone: 770-748-0831

Planning Period: 9:00-9:40

Grade levels/courses taught: 4th and 5th math EIP



 September: INITIATIVE 

the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do

Educational Philosophy:

     I believe that all students should be confident, feel successful, and enjoy being at school.  As teachers it is our responsibilty to give students learning strategies and encouragement to help them feel this way daily.  Creating a positive atmosphere for all students will help our students feel and be successful in school.  Parent involvement is also an important part of a childs success.  I believe we need to make parents aware of their childs success and their struggles to better help and encourage each individual child.


Westside Elementary

Leveling the Playing Field of Success!


Our mission is to provide quality instruction that adheres to high standards and high expectations in order to produce students who take ownership of their learning and that are college and career ready to successfully participate in the 21st century.


I am so excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year at Westside Elementary!  I look forward to meeting and working with you and all your children this year.