This marks my 25th year as an educator and my 12th year teaching in Tolar!   I love teaching and know I am exactly where I'm supposed to be.  
       Science was always one of my favorite subjects in school, so it is full circle to be teaching it!  One of my favorite quotes is:  "I hear, and I forget.  I see, and I remember.  I do, and I understand."  - Confucius
    These words sum up what will take place this year.  We will learn together and complete as many labs as possible along the way.      
    A little note about me: 
     My husband and I have two amazing daughters.  Our oldest, Darci, is a college student.   Demi, our youngest, is a senior this year.   We love spending time together.  I graduated from TSU in 1996 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  I have taught grades 6th, 5th, and 4th throughout my teaching career.  I'm geared toward this age of kiddos!  My motto is to treat YOUR child in the same way I want my OWN child to be treated in the classroom.   
    Parents,  feel free to contact me anytime. I'm here to be a partner in your child's education.  
    Mrs. Harkins
    Students prepare to "aim high" this year!