Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Grand Valley State University; Master of Arts, Literacy Studies, Grand Valley State University
Mrs. Harrison is a special education teacher at Michigan Connections Academy. Working primarily with seventh-grade students, Mrs. Harrison has a passion for meeting her students’ individual needs and helping them thrive in school and life. Mrs. Harrison shares more below.
Why I Became A Teacher
I always knew that I wanted a career where I could help people. After exploring different options, I found that my passion was in teaching. I also had a love for psychology. Special education allowed me to combine the two into a career that I really enjoy.
The Online School Experience
I love the flexibility that teaching at Michigan Connections Academy brings me and being able to address my students’ individual needs. I am able to get to know my students and their families better than I could in a traditional brick-and-mortar school. I also have more time to work with students individually to help them be successful.
We spend time during LiveLesson® sessions talking and getting to know each other in order to create a community within our class. Students are also invited to attend “recess” LiveLesson sessions with their classmates and are able to attend field trips (this year, virtually).
My husband and I have a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. We love playing outside together and going for walks. I also enjoy sewing, crafting, reading books, and watching football!
Michigan Connections Academy is a great option for any student, but especially for those who have struggled in a traditional classroom. We can provide flexible, individualized, high-quality instruction that prepares students for life beyond the classroom.
— Ms. Harrison