Kishanna Harley

Kishanna Harley, Librarian & Technology Teacher     

Kishanna joined Capital City in December 2015. She graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and holds a Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Science program in Instructional Technology and School Library Media at Towson University.

Kishanna has over 12 years of experience working with children and previously worked for Public Schools in Montgomery County and Prince George's County as well as the Juvenile Services Education Program in Maryland.

As part of the library team, Kishanna, including Director of Library Services and Technology Integration, Chip Chase, and former Library Assistant, Brandy Goffigan, designed and prepared Capital City’s winning CTE Makeover Challenge application for a makerspace in 2016 that is now a hub of experiential learning in the school’s third-floor computer lab.

In 2017, Kishanna was chosen out of 450 applicants to participate in an On the Farm STEMexperience in Boston, sponsored by The Department of Agriculture. Kishanna also serves as a Master Educator with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, yearly. This past year she was selected to participate in a three day Africa in the Classroom and Community Summer Institute, focusing on Mali, at Howard University via the African Studies department.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Kishanna moved the the DMV region after graduating from Tuskegee University in 2003. She is a lexophile and bibliophile, who also enjoys visiting museums, interior design, and curating the library's diverse collection. Most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her two children, Jackson Christopher and Kendall Elizabeth.