6th Grade Resource Teacher
Highlands Middle School
724-226-0600, ext. 3014
Welcome! My name is Kelly Garner-Hirtz. I am 6th Grade Resource Teacher for the Sapphire and Onyx teams.
Educational and Professional Background:
I received my BSEd, majoring in Special Education, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2004. In 2009, I received my Masters degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State University. Before beginning in the Highlands School District, I worked for Pressley Ridge Day School as a special education teacher and mental health specialist. I began working for Highlands School District as a learning support teacher at Grandview Elementary in 2007 and spent four school years working with 2nd and 3rd grade students. In 2011, I became the teacher of the primary level Therapeutic Support Classroom opened at Fairmount Primary Center. I'm excited to have this opportunity and look forward to working with the 6th grade students and their parents this school year.