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Mrs. Chelsea Harley

Hello! I am excited about being a Gardner Park Patriot and being a part of Gaston County Schools!

I did not grow up in Gaston County but most of my family is from this area and I am excited to be here raising my daughters. I graduated with honors from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I was part of Winthrop University's Leaders for Tomorrow program, where I received my Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership. I am a National Board Certified Teacher as well.

Before coming to Gardner Park, I spent four years as the Assistant Principal at Belmont Central. My teaching career consisted of eight years in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th grade. In 2015, I was awarded the Meck Ed Teacher of Excellence Award. While I love to read for fun, I taught math during most of my teaching experience.

My husband and I live in Cramerton and have a two beautiful daughters, Alexa and Ellison. We enjoy Carolina basketball, Bills football, country music, photography, and traveling. I look forward to continuing my time getting to know and work with the students and families of Gardner Park!