Meet Sarah Harmon
What do you currently teach and what have you taught in the past?
Currently, I teach 8th grade Humanities. Previously I have taught both 5th and 6th grade, and I was a youth minister for four years teaching middle and high school students.
What attracted you to teaching at Providence?
I heard about Providence when we moved to Dothan last year, and I was eager to teach in a truly Christian environment. Providence’s classical Christian approach was also intriguing and has been a fun, new challenge.
What inspires you to teach year after year?
I love building relationships with students, and it is such a joy to watch them grow and mature both as people and learners.
Tell us about your family?
I am married to Joe Harmon, who actually went to preschool at FPC!
What is something interesting about your family?
I am a fifth-generation teacher. My mother is a professor at Samford University, my grandmother taught nurses at UAB, my great grandmother taught 1st grade, and my great-great grandmother was a teacher as well.
What school / universities did you attend?
I have a degree from the University of Virginia in Art History and Economics as well as a Master’s in Education from Samford University.
Where have you lived?
I was born and raised in Birmingham and spent time in college and at a church in Charlottesville, Virginia.
What is an activity you especially enjoy besides teaching?
I love to read and do anything outside. I’ve always loved to be on the water, but lately our family has gotten really interested in hiking. When we reach a beautiful view, our family loves to say, “thank you Lord for my eyeballs!”
Three adjectives you aspire to:
Joyful, gracious, grateful
What is a favorite passage of Scripture?
It is too hard for me to choose between Psalm 1 and Romans 8, especially Romans 8:38-39. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”