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Mrs. Kelly M Hardison


My name in Kelly Hardison. I grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I am married and have two amazing boys that I adore. I enjoy spending time with my family, going out to eat, and playing at the beach with my boys. Becoming a teacher was my childhood dream and I truly enjoy my career. I take great pride in teaching my students and watching them learn each day. 

  • Education

    I am a graduate of Jacksonville High School class of 95'. I went to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where I received my degree in Elementary Education.

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  • Experience

    began my teaching career in the first grade at Wrightsboro Elementary in Castle Hayne, NC where I taught for four years. I then moved to Swansboro and began teaching in my hometown at Jacksonville Commons Elementary. I taught the second grade at JCE for eight years. I wanted to teach closer to home, so I transferred to Queens Creek Elementary, where I taught the second and third grades for 10 years. After being a classroom teacher for 20 years, I decided it was time to make a change and became a reading specialist. That is what lead me to Sand Ridge Elementary.  I take great pride in guiding my students, helping them learn, and encouraging their academic progress.

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