• Middle School Humanities Instructional Team

    Mr. Tim Harmon
    Middle School Humanities Instructor
    (760) 745-4931 
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    AA (Palomar College), Bachelors in Social Science (San Diego State University)

    Credential- Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

    Certifications- CLAD certified

    Teaching History- 18 Years SPU

    Classroom College Focus/Adoption- SDSU and Palomar College

    Teaching Mission & Vision

    The reason why I teach is to inspire my students to reach their fullest potential.

    An Image of the future I seek to create is one where my students can think critically and become productive citizens.


    Mrs. Michelle McGill
    Middle School Humanities Instructor
    (760) 745-4931
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    Degrees- Bachelors (California State University San Marcos)

    Credential- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential


    Teaching History- 16 years (SPU), 3 years (EUSD) 

    Classroom College Focus/Adoption- ​Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

    Teaching Mission & Vision

    Ms. Kris McLaughlin
    Middle School Humanities Instructor
    (760) 745-4931
    SPU Website=
    Degrees-  Bachelors in Liberal Studies (California State University, San Marcos), Masters in Literacy (California State University, San Marcos)

    Credential-  Multiple Subject Teaching Credential,  Single Subject Teaching Credential in English (University of Phoenix)  

    Certifications- CLAD 

    Teaching History- 4th Grade- 3 years (Temecula Valley USD), 3rd-8th Grade- 10 years (SPU)

    Classroom College Focus/Adoption- California State College System & University of California System

    Teaching Mission & Vision

    As I start my 15th year at San Pasqual, I am so excited to be back in middle school teaching 7th and 8th grade humanities.  Reading, writing and history are my passions and I can’t wait to explore these subject with my students.

    I have been a voracious reader my entire life and I believe that everyone is a reader ~ once they find that one great book that carries them away to a magical place.  Writing can show us who we are and what place we hold in this world.

    I look forward to meeting and getting to know new students this year.  I am happy that many of my former 5th grade students will be joining me as well.

    Here’s to a fantastic year at San Pasqual Union School, our 100th year!

     Mrs. Read-Smith
    Middle School Humanities Instructor
    (760) 745-4931
    SPU Website= 
    Degrees- Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in music (Olivet Nazarene University) 

    Credential- Multiple Subject K-12, ESL supplement, general music supplement

    Certifications- ESL, music

    Teaching History- 3 years -6th grade (Chicago, Illinois), 1 year- CA-K-5 music/ESL K-8/PE (Rancho Santa Fe), 20 years- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th general education and K-8 general music (San Pasqual Union)


    Focus/Adoption- ​Point Loma Nazarene University

    Teaching Mission & Vision

    My deepest desire is for students to feel safe and loved in my classroom. I want to bring out and polish their creativity and to provide experiences that allow them to shine and feel important. Students are taught to be responsible for their own learning while I provide the academic rigor and inspire creativity.

    I will use the language of music to teach, motivate, engage, and enrich the lives of children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. I will use music to show historical and cultural connections. I will use music to deepen children’s academic understanding  of reading and mathematics.  I will teach children to “speak” music through instrument playing and singing/performance. I will teach the children to become lifelong consumers of music so they may lead a richer and more well-rounded life.