TaKara Harper (Mrs. C) was born in Chesapeake, Virginia and raised all over the United States and Europe. She was a proud part of a military family and has lived in more than six states and two countries. Mrs. C decided to join the AMS family after receiving an undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of Maryland. This will be her third year working in a fourth-grade AMS classroom and she truly looks forward to learning just as much as she teaches during the 2019-2020 school year. It is her aim to ensure every student receives a balanced and dynamic education that prepares them to reach all their personal and academic goals.