VanHarkness, Charles

If you need to reach me, my email is: 
You can also reach me by phoning the school at 828.670.5028

It is my privilege to have been a part of the Sand Hill-Venable community since 2001!

I started my SHV journey as a title one teacher after having taught 4th grade at Estes Elementary. My time in Title One lasted just a year before I was drawn back into 4th grade. There I stayed until transitioning to the library where I served all students and staff, as our media specialist, from 2007 to 2020.

I am now serving our community in a different way as the school-based instructional coach. In this role, the focus of my work is the support of all teachers as they plan and implement standards-based lessons designed to meet the needs of all students at Sand Hill-Venable.

I hold two graduate degrees in education. The first in educational administration and the second in library and information science. My undergraduate degree is in elementary education.