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Teacher Profile

Emily Harkey

Elementary Teacher

Sra. Emily Harkey teaches elementary k-6th grade Spanish, Classes for True North Homeschool Academy. You can find her teaching Spanish A, Spanish B and Spanish C, leading students logically and sequentially through Spanish language learning!

About Emily

Emily has a degree in Hispanic Studies from Wheaton College, MA. She lived in Spain for a summer during high school. She enjoyed it so much she returned to study at the University of Córdoba in Spain during her junior year in college.

God used the Spanish language to lead her to Him during a missions trip to México when she was translating for a short term mission group. Currently, her husband, Ryan, and their four children live in the scenic Pacific North West where he pastors a church and their family enjoys the beach! 


Homeschool Experience

Emily has been homeschooling for 14 years in four different states. Her oldest has graduated and gone on to study at a Christian College. She has used a classical approach to education and love the simple effectiveness of the classical model. She brings this knowledge to her Spanish classes!  She enjoys helping students learn Spanish using a mix of classical grammar memorization and conversation. The current Elementary Spanish program is a fantastic mixture of live online teaching, worktext and award winning Spanish computer program!


Professional Degrees & Experience

B.A. Hispanic Studies, Wheaton College, 1996 – ASCI Certified



My son is in True North Academy Spanish for Children class. It has been such a positive experience and a blessing for our family. He has learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the classes. I love that the classes are live and everyone can see each other. This is especially important for language study. We will definitely be taking more courses from True North Academy.

Jennifer Anne

Homeschooling parent