Principal Highlights


Full STEAM Ahead

Harrison Elementary is a STEAM school that uses Science, technology, engineering, art and math to focus learning experiences to maximize student achievement.

Our Vision: Learners will be confident problem solvers who can work collaboratively and reason strategically.

Our Mission: To connect, collaborate and create as a learning community.

1. Empower self initiating learners

a. Students solve problems for themselves through facilitated purposeful learning

b. Learners use their own curiosity to pursue learning

c. Students will present their findings and facilitate other students' learning

2. Develop growth mindsets for our students, teachers and community

a. Redefine failure as an opportunity to learn

b. Exploration of interests

c. Explicit instruction and study of the development of a growth mindset

3. Clarity of goals for quality work

a. Rubric based projects with clear achievable expectations

b. Switch from a language of grades to one of competence and skills

c. Create with a specific audience/purpose in mind

As Volunteers: Research shows students do better at school when parents take an active role in their child's education. Parents are able to assist teachers with copy machine work, bulletin boards, art projects, special programs, field trips, tutoring and many other tasks. Many of you have special talents that can be used to enhance the programs and facilities at Harrison Elementary. Please consider becoming a Room Engineer who can mobilize and coordinate each grade level's parents.

PTA: Please plan to attend the first PTA meeting and as many after that as possible. Join the PTA and give them your support. We are happy to have you and your family at Harrison Elementary.

We are a growing school that provides a quality education. Our staff of teachers is dedicated to providing every child an opportunity to be successful. We look forward to working with you, and continuing a committed partnership to ensure success for your child.


Wendy Jung, Principal

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