Phone: 828.754.6204


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Middle Grades Education ASU MA in Middle Grades Education ASU AIG Certification UNCC

Mrs. Hartley

Hello! I am thrilled to be serving students at Gamewell Middle, Collettsville, and Valmead School. I love opening students’ minds to the joys of learning and look forward to working with your child. I began my teaching career at Gamewell Middle School as an Eighth Grade ELA Teacher in 2006. I decided to go back to school where I earned my AIG Certification and transitioned into working with the gifted students throughout the county. I am excited to be back as a brave!

Favorite Educational Quote and Why
Gandhi is quoted as saying, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." We should be the kind of person you think would make this world a better place, and that means lead by example.

Why I Became An Educator
During my own school days, I had such positive experiences with my teachers who provided academics and guidance that lasted beyond the grade level. Then, my senior year, my English teacher encouraged me to pursue a future career in teaching. I am so thankful she was able to see my strengths.

Favorite Places in Caldwell County
Mortimer trail that takes you to a beautiful waterfall.

I am happily married to my husband, Jeff and have two grown sons as well as two grandsons. I was rescued by my fur baby, Duke, who is a Siberian Husky. He can talk and says, I love you! My hobbies include reading, traveling, and watching Tarheel Basketball! My husband is a Duke fan, so my house can get really crazy during basketball season!