Educator biography

June 17, 2002

Name: Karen J. Harshman

Occupation: High School English Teacher, grades 11-12 and English Department Chairperson at Washington County Technical High School

Family: Husband, C. Michael Harshman; two sons, Tad and Tyler; two cats, Peek-a-boo and Willow; and two dogs, BamBam and Ginger

Education: Master's degree

Mentor: Co-teacher C. JoAnne Knode

Favorite Part of Job: Working with students and sharing information and ideas

Least Favorite Part of Job: Copious paperwork

Biggest Challenge of Your Job: Finding enough hours in the day to successfully accomplish all that is required of a teacher


Favorite Music: Soft rock and oldies

Favorite Car: 1957 powder blue Thunderbird convertible

Reading Now: Pride and Prejudice

Last Movie Seen: Spiderman

Favorite TV Show: West Wing

Hobbies: Collecting dolls and antiques, and traveling

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? Jacqueline Kennedy

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