Hawking STEAM Charter 2 believes in teaching the whole child. as a part of our STEAM program, music is connected with the A in Arts. Students receive music instruction covering components of musical theory, music history, composition, vocal instruction, and the learning of various instruments.
My name is Mrs. Harrison. This is my second year teaching here at Hawking, but my 40th year of teaching Music! II’m so excited and grateful to be teaching Band and general music to our Hawking students again this year! And I’m also excited to be learning and gaining new experiences in the classroom each and every day.
I was born in Fort Wayne, IN, but I grew up in a small town called Yellow Springs, OH that only had a population of 5000 people. This small town girl moved to Evanston, IL where I earned my Bachelor’s in Music Education degree from Northwestern University in 1980. Go Wildcats! I was a dedicated musician (flutist) who practiced 4 hours a day! I earned many awards and experiences such as being a featured soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and being invited to perform with the Rome Festival Orchestra! I went on to earn my Masters of Divinity in 1987 from Northwestern’s Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. My family and I moved to San Diego in 2001 to start
a church and as the ministry was growing, I was also teaching music in San Diego! I am an associate pastor at our church here in San Diego. I am joyfully busy!
Throughout my teaching career, I have taught every age from TK-12th grade and I am certified to teach vocal and instrumental music for all of those grades! My mother was a teacher and she instilled a LOVE of learning in me that began at an early age! It
is my desire to instill this love of learning music in my talented Hawking TK- 8th grade students!
I am eagerly looking forward to working with all of you this 2020-21 school year. This unprecedented year will undoubtedly be filled with lots of twists and turns but also lots of fun and excitement as we all learn and grow together!