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Cherokee Elementary School Room #26

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4th Grade



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My name is Wendy Harp,and I teach 4th grade ELA at Cherokee Elementary School. I have been teaching for six years,and this is my third year in 4th grade. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education through Walden University.

I am married and have four children ages 26, 24, 15, and 13 years.  I have spent my entire life in Polk County and I am thrilled to be able to teach in Polk County.

I look forward to an exciting school year and spending it with the students at Cherokee Elementary School. If you should have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by email or by phone at Cherokee Elementary School.


Teaching Philosophy

  I believe that all children can learn when given the opportunity. All children should have access to a quality education. My role as a teacher is to ensure that my students have a safe and secure learning environment.   It is important that I provide students with the necessary support needed to advance their development in all aspects of education.  My role is also to promote a positive learning environment that will spark enthusiasm for learning and provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning. I believe all children learn differently. In hence, all modalities of learning will be taught in my classroom. Children will have the opportunity to learn, whether through auditory, kinesthetic, and/ or visually. I want to be a strong role model for my students, modeling values such as compassion, values, social responsibility, fairness, and relationships. I rely on a partnership with parents and guardians to enrich the understanding of students, to share their unique knowledge and experiences.  I believe that education is an evolving, dynamic, and lifelong process.