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Ms. Hardnett


The World Changers 

Our Motto: "Making a Mark, That Will Never Be Erased"

Our Class Vision: To create a peaceful, loving and joyful environment, allowing me to teach, empower and develop students into explorers that are changing the world one small step at a time.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to First Grade!  I hope you have had an enjoyable summer with your family. I am Ms. Hardnett and I will be your child’s First Grade Teacher. I am looking forward to an exciting ten months getting to know your child.  As we start this school year, I stand in great expectation that this will be a productive and prosperous school year.

I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northwest Missouri State.  I taught Pre-K and Kindergarten at a private school in St. Louis, Missouri for 2 years prior to joining the Gateway Team.  I am excited about the start of my 4th school year at Gateway Elementary.  It has been an awesome experience with the children.

It brings me great joy to serve in the position as a teacher because it gives me the opportunity to sow greatness, importance and a positive attitude into my students.  I spend time studying, preparing and researching strategies that will be most impactful in making a mark in the lives of my students that will never be erased.  In order to successfully serve in this position, I must walk in love and let the life I live be the lesson that I teach.  I plan to establish a strong and loving relationship in order to build our school family environment.

I believe that this will be a team effort.  The team will include: teacher, parent and student.  Working together we will become a great team.  How great do you want your child to be?  It starts now, I am glad that you are on my team.  Let’s prepare for the workout that will produce a winning season. 


Ms. Hardnett

First Grade Teacher

Gateway Elementary