Mrs. Cathy Hardwick

Prairie Trace Elementary

Carmel Clay Schools

14200 N. River Road (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 571-7925 ext. 2134


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 Mrs. Hardwick's Biography 

     Mrs. Hardwick received her Bachelors degree from Purdue University in Elementary Education and Physical Education and then received her Masters in both schools from Butler University. Mrs. Hardwick also had schooling in athletic training with CPR and advanced first aid training experience. She is on her 33rd year of teaching in the Carmel Clay School system. Mrs. Hardwick started her teaching in 1984 at Mohawk Trails, and then Orchard Park, Prairie Trace, Towne Meadow and back at Prairie Trace.  Ten of her teaching years were as a first grade teacher and six years were as a second grade teacher. This is Mrs. Hardwick’s seventeenth year as a Physical Education teacher.  Mrs. Hardwick also helped coach Jr. High and High School girls track for ten years in the Carmel Clay system.

     Her husband, Steve teaches 5th grade in Lawrence Township. They live in Carmel with their daughter, Grace and son, Grant.  When Mrs. Hardwick can find some spare time in her life, she enjoys being outside working in the yard; taking walks; jogging; riding her bike; participating in and watching many types of sports or exercise; and taking trips to parks, museums and historical areas with her family and being involved with her neighborhood, community and church.

     In Mrs. Hardwick’s younger years she was active in high school girls' basketball, girls' track and band.  She participated in FCA and co-ed sports throughout her years at Purdue.  In the summers, she worked as a camp counselor at church camps and at Flat Rock YMCA. In her later years, she helped with the 1984 Olympics in L.A.; helped supervise the cycling venues and athletes village during the Pan American Games in 1987; raced on the Indy Velodrome; participated in ice speed skating; ran in some Indy 500 mini- marathons and other fun runs around the state; rode in many Indiana's bike events throughout the state; took four coast-to-coast bicycle trips across the United States and help lead groups of people on bikes across the USA, and has helped coached some youth sports in the Carmel area over the years.  Mrs. Hardwick likes to challenge herself physically and mentally. Mrs. Hardwick hopes that her students will like to challenge themselves physically and mentally too. She also hopes her students will learn to enjoy physical activity and know that it can make a difference in their lives.