Greetings and welcome to Harper Middle College High School – Home of the Greyhounds! Harper Middle College High School is a special place, grounded in the belief of high achievement for all students in our community. As a Harper Middle College family we want to accomplish this belief through a safe and supportive school culture, high academic growth for every student every day and a strong partnership with our parents, guardians, caregivers and community partners. Finally, I want to acknowledge the hard work of our teachers, administrators and other staff members to ensure that the students we serve are reaching their fullest potential. We especially appreciate all that they do!
Our Website and Getting Involved
We are in the process of loading our website with key information for our school community. We also plan to use our website to showcase all the great things happening at Harper Middle College High School! I hope you will take time to review our website. Please remember that parents, guardians, and caregivers are ALWAYS encouraged to actively participate at Harper Middle College High School. We know that an active parent translates into higher engagement and achievement for their child. Two immediate ways to get involved in our school is through our Parent Teacher Organization or through our School Improvement Team. Our school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is actively seeking members to serve our community in fundraising and in recruitment and public relations for our school! Harper Middle College is a great school and our PTO ensures that everyone knows about it! Our School Improvement Team (SIT) works closely with our school to ensure we are meeting and/or exceed our school goals for the year. Please see the website for more information about how you can get involved in these two organizations. We encourage you to become even more involved in the Harper Middle College Family!
Why I do this work?
Through a series of extraordinary circumstances, hard work, good luck and a family that prioritized education over everything else, I had the opportunity to have an excellent education. Since Ms. Newman in kindergarten, I’ve had several teachers who took an interest in me, challenged me and were relentless about ensuring I achieved my highest potential. For me, those individuals have been caretakers of my future. Without them, I would not be where I am today. Educating young people is my call to service, my civil rights movement. My life’s work has been to ensure that our young people don’t have to rely solely on luck and circumstances to be successful in school and in life. My core values of integrity, excellence, resilience, continual learning, and joy keep me grounded in the belief that all students deserve an excellent education. Additionally, these core beliefs drive me toward a vision in which all members of a school community can provide an opportunity for all students to be successful, regardless of their background or their limitations.
Ms. Nelson’s Biography