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Union County Public Schools

Union County Public Schools

Hear from Jonathan Harbin about how students give him hope at Union County Public School.

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Meet Jonathan Harbin

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Union County Public Schools is an amazing place to work that invests in my success as a teacher. I am always impressed by the brilliance, the creativity, and the generosity of my colleagues; they have become a second family, and together, we seek to make a difference in our community.

Jonathan Harbin


  • 9-12th Grade English Teacher


  • University of Georgia


  • 2016 Union County Education Foundation Sweet Salute
  • 2014-2015 Monroe High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2009 Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award
  • 2007-2008 Monroe High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2007 Time Warner Cable Star Teacher Award
  • 2005 National Board Certification
  • 2004-2005 Sun Valley High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2003 Time Warner Cable Star Teacher Award

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    Why I Teach

    Working with fellow professionals to grow students who become productive, caring citizens of the world inspires me to teach. My students consistently give me hope, and I leave each afternoon excited about what I do. Every day I work with other teachers who are far better than me and with students who have the potential to walk paths that I will never walk. It is truly a joy to provide them with the tools to accomplish and exceed their dreams. After teaching for several years, I have been able to see my students become adults who positively impact the world around them. I have the opportunity to be a witness to their success, and it is truly an honor.

    Union County Public Schools by the numbers

    • 2,397

      Dedicated Teachers

    • 41,500

      Engaged Learners

    About Union County Public Schools

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