Welcome to 8th Grade!
Greetings 8th grade students and families! My name is Andrew Hardy; and it is my distinct pleasure to serve the Normal Park Social Studies Department and you for this new school year. In my social studies class, students will learn about the beginnings of American history and government. Students will focus on improving their writing, research, problem solving, and debate skills through exploration of varying political lenses. It's a wild ride, so be sure talk about the highlights at home. I'm looking forward to a year of building new relationships with you all, so please be sure to reach out to me should you have any questions or concerns.
I graduated from the University of Tennessee (go Vols) in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Education. Though I have been in the classroom full time since 2011, this will be my fourth year serving as part of the Normal Park faculty. Outside of the classroom, you’ll certainly find me enjoying the outdoor perks that Chattanooga life has to offer. I often bike along the river, hike Signal Mountain, or hang out with a book in my hammock in the park. Generally, my dog, Murphy, is along for the ride. Be sure to say hello! In addition, I love to talk about podcasts, board games, cooking, and travel. I will thank you in advance for indulging me in my strong opinions about such! This year, I am gearing up for an exciting summer trip to New Zealand, but I will take any and all recommendations. Cheers to the good times this school year!