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Mrs. Hartnell

I’m so thankful to be finishing my second year teaching here at Vale Elementary.  I was born and raised in California and after college moved to India, Washington, and then back to California where I met and married my husband Mikey while directing a Kindergarten summer camp.  I got my teaching credential and taught reading in California followed by 4th grade in Las Vegas and then started my stay at home time when our twins, Madeline and Lily were born in 2012, and then when our daughter Amelia was born in 2014.  We decided to we wanted to settled down and raise our family in a smaller town near family so we packed our bags and headed north.  I love being with my family, going on family adventures and exploring our new state.

I love teaching Kindergarten and consider it such a privilege to be part of their first year of school.  It is amazing to see each child grow and develop academically, emotionally and socially.