Principal Binkley Leads Students to Success

Veronica Binkley, Principal, Harding University Partnership School

In this episode, we talk with Principal Veronica Binkley, who has been the lead at Harding University Partnership School since 2014.

Principal Binkley's past teaching positions have been in early childhood with most of her teaching years spent in kindergarten in both the Oxnard School District and also in Bellingham, Washington. She has a passion for teaching reading and a deep respect for the power that reading can have on a student's academic trajectory.

Harding is an authorized International Baccalaureate school that brings the Primary Years Program (IB PYP) to every student PK - 6th. She says “We believe in student agency, we use inquiry as the primary vehicle for instruction and we celebrate student action.”

Harding offers several Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to ensure that all students' needs are met both academically and socio-emotionally. She’s helping to lead a project to build an amazing STEAM Lab in conjunction with an Outdoor Educational program.

Bits of Music You May Notice: Yo La Tengo, "Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo," Adrian Belew "Young Lions," The Mekons, "Millionaire."

This episode was first broadcast on 91.9 KCSB-FM on January 26, 2022.