Degrees and Certifications:

Florida State University B.S in Family and Child Science

Ms. Harden

Ms. Ja’Kara Harden


Greetings, my name is Ms. Ja’Kara Harden and this year I am pleased to work within the Special Education department here at Richmond Hill K-8 teaching English/Language Arts as well as Mathematics for grades 4th and 5th for the 2023-2024 school year. 


I am relatively new to Augusta, having lived here for 3 years. Before moving to Augusta, I lived in Miami, FL for most of my life. This will be my 3rd year of teaching. As we enter the school year I am excited to be apart of the Richmond Hill K-8 family and to work with the next generation of great thinkers that are our students.


The wise Dr. Maya Angelou once said, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” My mission, much like hers, for this school year is to continue to motivate and encourage every student that I encounter while also pushing them to step out of their comfort zones and into their full potential. If there are ever any questions, comments or concerns feel free to reach out to me and I look forward to working with you as we strive to make this school year a great school year.