• Field Trip money is due September 19th.  This is money the first grade collects to help support our trips to the Montshire Museum, the Flynn Theater and other exciting opportunities for you child.  Please let me know if you need assisstance with this.

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Mrs. Karen Harvey



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Mrs. Karen Harvey

  • Hello, My name is Karen Harvey, and I had the privilege of attending Hiawatha Elementary School myself and sending my two children here as well.  It’s wonderful to be teaching first grade in the same classroom I attended first grade in!  I graduated from Trinity College in 1993 with majors in Elementary Education and Psychology. I received my Masters in Education from the University of VT in 2001.  This is my 26th year teaching in the Essex-Westford School District.  I have taught first grade for seven years, second for one year and prior to becoming a classroom teacher, I was a district math specialist working with teachers and students in grades K-5.  

     I believe:

    -that learning is a lifelong, active, and exciting journey.  

    -that parents and teachers are a team.

    -in consistent and frequent communication between home and school

    When I’m not at school, you can usually find me handing out creemees at my local restaurant, on the softball field watching my daughter play or in Connecticut visiting my son while he’s attending the University of Connecticut.