Hi! I’m Elaine Harland and thank you for taking the moment to get to know me! After spending thirty years in Corporate America, I earned my BA in Secondary Education and History from Rider University in 2007. In 2010, I returned to Rider to become certified as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. As a result, I am highly qualified to teach Social Studies in both a general education and special education setting. I am currently teaching Freshman World History in both Replacement and Inclusion settings.
Born and raised in New Jersey, I am currently living with my husband in the town of Columbus. If you happen to visit Wildwood during the summer, you will find me power walking along the boardwalk or on the seawall overlooking the North Wildwood inlet. My husband and I own a four unit complex in Wildwood, which we call our second home. There we rent to friends, family, and students from all over the world who come to work for Morey’s Piers. We are, to date, the proud “American parents” of 54 young adults from Europe and China!
My affiliation with Northern began in 1999, when our family moved from Gloucester County to Columbus. My thirty one year old son is a 2004 graduate of Northern. Here we found a strong, supportive group of educators and administrators who helped inform my decision to pursue education as a second career. I have been employed by Northern first as a substitute teacher, then as a full time educator since 2008. As our mission states, Northern truly does, “provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere where everyone is empowered to be a creative, independent, critical thinker and a responsible citizen in a rapidly changing global society.”
The best place you can reach me is at firstname.lastname@example.org.