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Mrs. Susan Bailey


Education and Background:  Virginia Tech

Hello! I am raising redheads along with my husband, Phil. :^) Elise is 13 and in the 8th grade. Ben is 11 and a fifth grader here at Harding Avenue. As a family, we love to travel, camp, play games, and watch Young Sheldon. I also enjoy cooking, reading, sleeping and being with friends. I love teaching and have teaching experience at all grade levels from first through fifth grade. HAE is a wonderful place to teach because of my awesome coworkers. I strongly believe in meeting children where they are and helping to move them along on their educational journey. My students are so much fun and I want to help them learn to be kind citizens of our community and world.

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Ms. Kelsey Tarpley


Education and Background:  Radford University

I am Harding Avenue's current resident cat lady and loving it! I love to be outside, read, hang out with my cat, family, and friends. I grew up in Roanoke and my family still lives there. I went to Radford and just finished up my masters in the Summer of 2018! I love living in Blacksburg and cheering on the Hokies!!

My favorite thing about teaching is teaching reading. I love to see the kids get excited about books, characters and to see the light bulb go off when they get it!
My favorite thing about HAE is that we are an open school. The community that it builds with staff is something that can not be found in other places.

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Ms. Amelia Tuckwiller


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