Stanford University recognized Jennifer Gargano, assistant head of school for academic affairs, as a dedicated educator and mentor. Millie Lin ’18, now attending Stanford, nominated Gargano as someone who has had a profound influence on her as a student.
“Ms. Gargano combines her immaculate organization and productivity with an immensely warm, devoted heart,” said Lin in the award certificate. “During my time at Harker, she [was] invaluable in shaping a more connected, productive school community, tirelessly supporting her students’ endeavors inside and outside of school, and fostering the personal growth of her well-fed, card-playing advisory. As my beloved high school advisor, Ms. Gargano models my vision of a fine educator and what it means to be of service to the community.”