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All About Ms. Wilson

Hello, my name is Ms. Cindy Wilson. I am a Reading Intervention teacher at Harlan Elementary School. I have worked at HES for the past eighteen years. During that time, I have taught one year as a Title I teacher, two years at 3rd grade, thirteen years at 4th grade, and currently working in my second year as a Reading Intervention teacher for 1st and 2nd grades. However, my career with the Harlan Independent Schools started even farther back than eighteen years. I attended elementary, middle, and high school at Harlan. I am a proud 1989 graduate of Harlan High School. When accepting my position to teach, I felt as though I was returning home! After my years at Harlan, I went on to Southeast Community College where I received an Associate Degree. I then attended Lincoln Memorial University were I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Later, I attended Union College, where I earned my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Education. Finally, I received my Rank I as a Reading and Writing Specialist at the University of the Cumberlands.  Besides my teaching career, I also work at my family's hardware store, Harlan Lumber & Hardware. 

I have lived in Harlan, Kentucky my entire life. Currently, I reside on fourteen beautiful acres in Baxter. My parents and my brother and his family also live there. We absolutely love it! I could not imagine living anywhere but Harlan. I love the small town atmosphere and the easy pace of life. However, I do enjoy my trips to the beach each summer, but the beautiful sight of the mountains always brings me back home.

I am the proud mother of one outstanding young man. My son is Shawn Michael. He graduated from HHS in 2016 and is currently attending Southeast Community and Technical College. He is the most important part of my life. I consider him to be an absolute gift from God! I treasure each and every moment I spend with him. This year, he is also working at our family's hardare and trying to decide what path he wants to take in life. He makes me so proud and works very hard to accomplish his goals!

Shawn Michael and I have three amazing chihuahuas - Max, Lucy, and Chase. These pups bring so much joy to our lives. If you have never experienced giving love to an animal and getting that love returned, then you don't know what you are missing. We cherish those little creatures! They too are sent straight from Heaven! We also have another dog, Sophie. She came to us as a stray and never left. She is a very sweet dog as well, and truly loves my son. I guess you could say it is kind of like a zoo around our house sometimes, but we wouldn't have it any other way!! If that weren't already enough, we now have a beautiful black Lab, Buddy! He also came to our house as a stray.  He is only 3 years old and weighs over 100 pounds! My son and Buddy are truly best friends!





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Harlan Independent Schools
420 E. Central St.
Harlan KY 40831

Phone: 606-573-8700