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Mrs. Jessica Harbison - ARI Local Reading Specialist

I have been a teacher with Birmingham City Schools since 2000. I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and a master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Go Blazers!) in the areas of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I achieved National Board certification in 2009 and recertified in 2018. I am currently the ARI Local Reading Specialist at Barrett Elementary School. I love working with students and collaborating with teachers. I am constantly looking for ways to enhance my professional development and learn new strategies for teacher and student engagement!

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