Mrs. Kawna Harder

Phone: 520-696-6163 ext. 6195

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Degrees and Certifications:

AA in Accounting B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies Liberal Arts Special Education Teaching Certificate

Mrs. Kawna Harder

My name is Kawna Harder.  I have been a Special Education Teacher for over thirteen years.  I started my career in Special Education as a para-educator in a very small town in Eastern Washington.  I loved being a para-educator, but decided I wanted a more flexible careeer in education; therefore I went back to college and received my B.A. in the field of Interdisiplinary Studies Liberal Arts.  I then went through the Alternative Route to Special Education Program conducted through four of the main universities in Washington State.  I received my Special Education Teaching Certificate and received my first job opportunity as a Special Education Teacher in Lake Havasu City Arizona.  My husband and I lived there for seven years where I taught Kindergarten through Third Grade in a Resource Room Setting.   During the last year in Lake Havasu City we became foster parents to two amazing children.  It took another year, but we were able to adopt them and moved to Cottonwood Arizona were I taught in the Developmental Preschool for two years and the Resource Room for two years.   In 2018; our family decided we would like more diversity and opportunites for our family, so we decided to move to Tucson.  I was fortunate to gain a resource teaching postition for kindergarten through second grade at Donaldson Elementary.  I taught there for two years and recently transferred to Wilson K-8 where I will teach kindergarten through second grade students in a resource setting.  I am very excited to be at Wilson and can't wait until I can meet all my new students and families in person.   

 

Our family has had many opportunities  to explore the surrounding areas.  We have enjoyed many of the unique, fun, and educational  attractions when our family visits from Washington State. We love to go places where there is wildlife to see as I am an avid animal lover. I have two dogs, one is a puppy, and three cats; which all came from various Humane Societies in towns where we have lived. The last puppy and cat came from the Humane Society right her in Tuscon.  Best Friends Animal Santuary, located just outside Kanab Utah, is one of our family's  favorite places on earth.  There is still a great deal  we haven't  seen and we can't wait until we can go out and explore more of the area.