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Mrs. Hartwig and family

Mrs. Hartwig and family





Teacher of the Year

Allison Hartwig

Mrs. Hartwig


Meet Mrs. Hartwig

I have been teaching for 25 years, 23 of those years here at O’Hara Park. In my time here I have gotten married, had three children, experienced personal loss, and celebrated family successes with my second family- the wonderful staff here at O’Hara. I teach 6th graders reading, writing, and ancient civilizations. I am currently the 6th grade Language Arts department lead. I was the co-founder of our school wide Greek Day and whenever I get the chance, I enjoy incorporating other cultures into our classroom such as celebrating Chinese New Year with a Chinese food feast, the International Food Faire, and creating a Greek Cafe on Greek Day.

My husband is a teacher and coach at Freedom High School. Our three children are 17, 16, and 11 years old. I truly feel that being a parent has helped me teach with more understanding, patience and compassion. We all learn in different ways at different levels, and it is with this in mind that I create lessons that I hope will reach ALL my students. I am an avid reader and I try to convey to my students the joy reading brings when you have the right book. I try to keep up with what my students are reading to create opportunities to talk about books, promote books, and learn what their interests are. I truly love what I do.

When I am not at school I can be found on one field or another watching my children play a multitude of sports which include soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, and even cross country and swim team. Our weekends are busy with sports, friends, and family. I enjoy traveling and I value quiet days at home with my family.

Mrs. Hartwig



Mrs. Hartwig is an outstanding educator, student advocate and teacher leader at O’Hara Park Middle School. She truly embodies this year’s school theme of “You Matter.” Mrs. Hartwig makes every student and staff member feel valued. Her passion for student success is evident both inside and outside the classroom. Mrs. Hartwig is a department lead for Language Arts and is very involved in collaborating with her colleagues for curriculum development. Working with Mrs. Hartwig is a pleasure, she is always willing to go above and beyond for everyone at OPS. Mrs. Hartwig’s passion for students is visible by the level of engagement on her students faces and their love for her as an educator.

We congratulate Mrs. Hartwig on her Teacher of the Year recognition. She is very deserving of this honor and we are proud to have her as a part of our Bulldog staff!

Congratulations Mrs. Hartwig!

Holly Rocha, Principal    O’Hara Park Middle School