Mrs. Marisa Harley



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Mrs. Marisa Harley


I am a first grade teacher here at Hollister Elementary Leadership Academy.  I am very excited to help grow these amazing children within my community to become engaged leaders and who strive for excellence.    

A little about myself, I am originally from Fresno, California. I lived in Pembroke, NC for school and also lived in Mesquite and Dallas, Texas. My family and I moved to Hollister, North Carolina in the winter of 2010.  I have two daughters, a husband, a water turtle: Hector, a fish: Zig-Zag, and three dogs: Spazz, Spartacus, and Koa.  

My education background includes attending a junior college in Clovis and Fresno, California where I then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and obtained my BA in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice.  As I began to work with children in the non-profit sector and in the juvenile system my desire for teaching and fostering the growth of children became apparent in which I received my teaching certification through East Carolina University.    

I look forward to working with our cubs for many years to come.