1C Ms. Hakanson

Hello! My name is McKenna Hakanson. Welcome to our first grade family! This is my fourth year teaching and second year at Pinehurst Elementary. I have taught in North Carolina, Indiana, and South Africa. I am grateful to have found a home in Charleston and hope to stay for a long time. I graduated from Appalachian State in 2015 with a K-6 degree in Elementary Education. I feel so lucky to get to learn and grow alongside my students each day. This year we will be working as a team towards stretching our brains, practicing kindness, creating community, and doing our best to be leaders for our school. I look forward to seeing your child flourish this year!






Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,

Listen to the DON'TS

Listen to the SHOULDN'TS

The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT'S

Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me-

Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be.


-Shel Silverstein

Picture of Ms. Hakanson with outstretched arms on a mountain