Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256.233-6630


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.S. Library Media, University of West Alabama M.Ed. Library Media, University of West Alabama B.S. Elementary Education, Athens State University

Mrs. Katie Harbin

Hello! My name is Katie Harbin. I am so thrilled to be a part of HEART Academy! This is such an amazing school with amazing teachers and staff!

This is my seventeenth year teaching 3rd grade, and my 7th year at Julian Newman. I taught my first 10 years in Limestone County Schools. 

I graduated from Athens High School in 2000, then went to a two year private college in Tampa, Florida to receive my Associate's Degree. I then graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Athens State University. A few years later I went on to receive my Master's and Education Specialist Degrees from the University of West Alabama in Library Media. 

I have a husband, Will Harbin of Athens, and two boys: Maclean, 8 years old and Dansby, 4 years old. We have one dog: a boykin spaniel named Dash. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, cook, go for walks and other outside activities. 

I became a teacher because of my love for children and seeing that light go off as they are learning. It truly is such a rewarding job to be a small part that touches students' lives. I feel so humbled and blessed that parents entrust their "babies" to me throughout the school year, and it is my goal to be a positive influence and make a difference in each of my students' lives by helping them love and have fun learning. 

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