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John Harkins Bio

My passion is helping students with disabilities. My life's mission is to teach children to love learning; but I didn't always know this, it was a long journey for my life to bring me where I am. 
In 2011 I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Communications (TV Radio Film) with a Double Minor in History and Music. After college I worked as a New York City Tour Guide for seven years. It was while giving a tour that I would meet my wife, Alicia. Alicia was on vacation in New York City, I was her tour guide, and we fell in love with each other. We are now married with three children, my 4 year old daughter Abigail, my 1 year old daughter Rosemary, and my newborn son Johnny. 
While working as a tour guide, I went back to school and earned a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education in 2019. I moved from New York to Texas in December of 2021, so I am new here, but my family and I are loving the Texas life! 
As I was choosing where to pursue my teaching career here in Houston, I was I was blown away by Aristoi's model of Classical Education, and their steadfast commitment to the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. I knew right away that Aristoi was exactly the kind of institution I had always dreamed of being a part of. 
It is an honor and a privilege to work with your children, and I am looking forward to an amazing school year at Aristoi as the K-3 Special Ed. Teacher!