Phone: 624-4609 ext. 3223


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Ms. Kimberly Hartnett

Welcome to 3rd Grade & Room 23!  I am so excited to be your 3rd Grade Teacher.  I am looking forward to meeting each of my new students and can't wait to get to know all about you.  As an educator I am passionate about sharing my love of learning with children.  My goal is to encourage each of my students to discover their true potential and to achieve their dreams.  I strive to provide a nurturing, creative, rigorous, inviting learning environment in which my students feel welcomed, safe, and encouraged to take risks.   Kindness and caring are important in our classroom.  This is my 11th year teaching at Carmel River School, and my 24th year teaching elementary school.  I live in Carmel Valley with my husband, Greg, our three CHS High School-aged children, Abigail, Liliana and Quinn, our dog, Gatsby, our cat, Pumpkin, and our parakeet, Star. I love the ocean, the mountains, animals,  hiking, yoga, traveling, and teaching!   During my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, painting, walking on the beach, and being with family and friends.  I received a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, Revelle College and completed my teaching credentials at Chapman College and the USC Rossier School of Education.  My experiences as a teacher have been some of the most rewarding of my life.  I feel very grateful to be working in a profession that I love.  Knowing that I have made a positive impact on children's lives is the best reward I could hope for.  I am honored to be teaching 3rd Grade at our amazing school in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  I am so excited to meet you!