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All About Mrs. Hardt 

Hello everyone!  My name is Amy Hardt.  I am the IB Coordinator at Buckland Mills Elementary.  When I am not teaching, I love to spend time doing yoga, kayaking, hiking, skiing, to name a few.  I am mostly all about  enjoying life with family, friends, my labradoodle, Luna, and my bernedoodle, Banks.  My husband and I have two children.  Our daughter, Taylor, 26, is out on her own.  She works with a the Marine Corps University as an Educational Program Specialist.  Our son, Jacob, 22, is working on his Engineering Degree at George Mason University.  My husband, Steve and I are enjoying our new found freedom and are taking full advantage of being mostly just the two of us again (well four, since Luna and Banks are with us too)!

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Mrs. Hardt’s Teaching Journey 

I started out teaching 6th grade in Fairfax County.  I took a small break when my kids were little, before I began teaching for PWCS.  I began teaching in Prince William in 2001 and have spent time as a 5th grade teacher and as a Science Lab teacher, before entering the gifted world.  I opened Buckland Mills Elementary in 2006 and taught 5th grade for quite a few years.  I am thrilled that I returned in 2017, as the IB coordinator.  This role provide so much growth and opportunities working with students, staff, and the whole learning community within BMES.  I am currently working on my Administration Certificate with the PWCS Graduate Cohort through James Madison University.  I love learning and growing!