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Carmen O'Harra

Carmen O'Harra
Carmen O'Harra
Preschool Director
Employed Since: 9/1/1995
23 Years Experience At School

Mrs. Carmen O’Harra joined the ACS team in 1993.  She had the opportunity to work in different areas of our school.  She taught preschool for many years, then taught Spanish to the elementary and preschool students.  She worked as Preschool Assistant Director for a couple of years, and this is her third year as the Preschool Director.  She feels blessed to have acquired such a rich experience in the field of education.

Carmen obtained a BA in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University.  She also has an A.A. in Liberal Arts and an A.S. in Early Childhood Education from West Valley College

Carmen enjoys the opportunity to work with children of all ages at school and at her church.  She says, “God has given me the opportunity to minister to the children and share his love.”  

Carmen and her husband, Jeff, have been married for over 30 years.  They have four wonderful children: Rachel (30 yrs) who works as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Benjamin (25 years) who is a PE teacher at Legacy Christian School, and twin boys, Andrew and Jonathan (15 yrs) who are freshman at VCS.  Their two oldest children got married this year and their son, Ben, married our school’s sixth grade teacher Mrs. Stephanie O’Harra.

Carmen supports a preschool program that allows children to be active learners, participating in hands-on activities and engaging in the learning process.  As an educator, she helps children to explore and discover the world around them and shows them how God made each one of them special.  Her desire is to cultivate in children a love to become a lifelong learner.

Some of Carmen’s favorite things:

  • Her birthday is April 26th
  • Her Favorite drinks are Passion Iced Tea, & Jamba Strawberry & Mango
  • Her favorite treats are fresh berries, trail mix, and anything with caramel
  • She enjoys going out to eat and the movies
  • She enjoys anything Disney

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