Principal

 Robert Hensel

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Robert Hensel

Hello, my name is Mr. Robert Hensel and I am the Principal at Harbour View Elementary School.  I began my education career in 1995 at Dunnellon High School teaching English and television production.  From there I moved on to be an administrator at Lake Weir High School, West Port Middle, Evergreen Elementary, Fort McCoy School, and Howard Middle. I have degrees from both FSU and UF.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and watching sports.

Assistant Principal

 Sarah Dobbs

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Sarah Dobbs

Hello! My name Is Sarah Dobbs and I am an Assistant Principal at Harbour View Elementary. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. I began working in Marion County Schools in 2011 as a Kindergarten teacher, 4th grade teacher, and a Dean of Students. I earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. When I am not working, I spend most of my time outdoors with my husband, our 6 year old and new little one. I have high hopes of watching Harbour View students achieve BIG dreams, and I am eager to see each of our students grow!

Assistant Principal

 Mitzi Smith

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Mitzi Smith

Hello, my name is Mitzi Smith and I am an Assistant Principal at Harbour View Elementary.  I began working in Marion County schools in 1998 as a third grade teacher.  I hold a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership both from the University of Florida.  I am happy to join the faculty at Harbour View Elementary to make sure your child has a wonderful learning experience.

Student Services Manager (Dean)

 Karly Miller

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Karly Miller

Hello, my name is Karly Miller and I am the Student Services Manager (Dean) at Harbour View Elementary. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from St. Leo University in 2010. As I was working to obtain my Bachelor's Degree, I was a K-5 Paraprofessional. I have taught kindergarten and first grade. I have been a  technology coordinator, VPK Coach, and a Student Services Manager. I hold a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Leo University. When I am not working, I love to spend time with my husband and one year old little boy! I am very excited to join the Harbour View family!

School Counselor - PK, K, 2nd, 4th Grades

 Vera Light

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Vera Light

Hello! My name is Vera Light and I am excited to be entering my third year at Harbour View Elementary as the School Counselor for grades PK, K, 2, 4. I earned my Master’s degree in School Counseling through the University of Central Florida Counselor Education program. Through this program, I was able to gain many experiences that have bolstered my counseling skills; in turn, allowing me to better serve the students that I work with. As someone who grew up in Ocala, I look forward to giving back to the community that helped shape me into the person that I am today. I also, of course, look forward to working with you and your child! My goal is for our students to reach optimal development by supporting the fulfillment of their social, emotional, educational, and vocational needs. Please let me know if you have any questions about my role in the school or the services that I offer. Communication and collaboration are of the utmost importance in the success of our students. When I am not working, I can often be found on adventures with my husband. I find education to be an adventure as well, so thank you for joining Harbour View for this journey.

School Counselor - 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grades

 Mindy Moore

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Mindy Moore

Hello, my name is Mindy Moore and I am thrilled to be joining the HVE family as the Kindergarten, Second, and Fourth grade Guidance Counselor.  I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2002 with a Bachelor's degree in Special Education.  I joined the Marion County School System in 2005.  I have served MCPS students as a Self-Contained Teacher, Support Facilitator, and Academic Intervention Coach.  I am excited to step into a new role as School Counselor and look forward to being a source of guidance and support for our students and their families.  When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two sons.  As a family we enjoy going to FSU football games, spending time at the beach, and camping.  I'm looking forward to the new adventure this school year will bring!

Professional Development Specialist (Math and Science Coach)

 Sheri Salem

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Sheri Salem

Hello, my name is Sheri Salem and I am the Content Area Specialist for Math and Science at Harbour View Elementary. I have been with Marion County Public Schools for twelve years where I have taught first grade, fifth grade, and been an Academic Coach for Math and Science. I am a Florida native and attended Marion County Public Schools myself from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I graduated college from The University of Florida, Go Gators! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors, especially at the beach.

Reading Coach

 Tammy Swinehart

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Tammy Swinehart

Hello, I am Tammy Swinehart. I am the Content Area Specialist in reading for Harbour View Elementary.  I have enjoyed helping elementary students in Marion County Public Schools grow and learn since 1985. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Stetson University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Leo University.    As the reading coach, it is my responsibility to provide teachers, students, and parents with materials, resources and training that will help our students become better readers and writers.  Reading is the key to success and it is my goal to help all students achieve.