Phone: (623)376-4371


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree: Secondary Education/English Master's Degree: Educational Technology Social Studies certification Gifted Endorsement Certified teacher

Mrs. Harder

A little bit about me...
I am a graduate of Deer Valley High School; I attended Sunrise Elementary in Kindergarten and 1st grade, Bellair Elementary 2nd-6th grade, Desert Sky Junior High 7th and 8th grade.
This will be my 22nd year of teaching; of those 21 have been at the 7th/8th-grade level. I have been at Highland Lakes 20 of those 22 years.

 I have 2 boys. Carson is a junior at DVHS, and Caden is in 6th grade. I have been married for 24; my husband is a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. We also have 3 dogs, Luna (pug), Ginger (beagle/terrier mix), and Sadie (wire-haired terrier mix). In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing Animal Crossing (video game), serving at our church in the nursery, completing puzzles, creating diamond art, working as a health and wellness coach for an essential oils company, and learning ways to reduce the chemicals we use in our household. 

   Some of my other favorites: 
 - Places to get beverages = QT, Black Rock Coffee, Starbucks, AJs
- Favorite Restaurants = Panera, Salad & Go, BJs,  Oreganos, Fuddruckers, Chompies
- Favorite places to go on vacation = Disneyland, California, Nebraska, anyplace cooler
- Favorite type of music = I prefer Christian, country, and music of the 80s and 90s.