• Welcome to HTA!

    I would like to welcome you to Higley Traditional Academy. I am a Special Education  Resource Teacher for kindergarten, first, second and third grades. I provide specialized instruction for English Language Arts and Math. I also provide case management services and conduct Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings and collaborate with the HTA administration and the general education teachers.
    I have been a Special Education Teacher for six years. I have a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from California State University and a Master Degree in  Special Education from Oklahoma State University. I have taught every grade level from kindergarten to twelfth grade.
    I have extensive experience working with children with Learning Disabilities, and Autism, and children with behavior challenges. Prior to my teaching career I was a social worker. I served as a juvenile probation officer in the State of Oklahoma, and also provided transition services to foster youth leaving the Oklahoma child welfare system. I have nearly twenty years providing services to children and their families! Serving children and families is my passion!
    I also have a son and a brother on the Autism Spectrum, so I know what it is like to have a child and a family member with a disability.
    My son and my brother are now adults, both living independently with college degrees!  So, if you have any questions about the special education process, or just need some strategies to help your student, please contact me! I am here to help!!
    I wish you and your student a terrific year at HTA!
    Thanks and Take Care, 
    Katherine Hargus
    Special Education Resource Teacher, Grades K-3
    Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:35 PM