Mrs. Harpe started her career in education in 1993 as a middle school teacher and coach in Meridian, Idaho. She has a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Boise State University.
Upon earning her Masters in Educational Leadership at Northwest Nazarene University she accepted a position as the Rim Country Middle School assistant principal (in PUSD) in 2004.
After gaining experience as a principal in two other Arizona districts, Mrs. Harpe returned to Payson Unified School District as a teacher and in 2020 became the Payson High Schools assistant principal.
Mrs. Harpe had two children attend the majority of their education in PUSD. She wants to continue to be a leader that focuses on improvement and providing opportunities for students. Mrs. Harpe is proud to support students in their journey of learning, growing, and becoming responsible adults and community members.
When not at work, Mrs. Harpe enjoys golfing with her husband and son, playing with her granddaughter, visiting her daughter in Oregon, and taking her dogs for walks in the forest.