Madrone Adventist Elementary School

Building bridges in the Illinois Valley while teaching our students to thrive in their world.

Our Staff

Chris Harwood

Position: Administrative Assistant/Teachers Aid


Highest Degree: BA
Major Field: Health Administration, RN


Ms. Chris is an amazing addition to our team here at Madrone. Not only is she a teaching aid and administrative assistant, but she is also a nurse and mentor to the students. Chris worked as a nurse for 42 years in California, before retiring and moving to Oregon with her family. After the passing of her husband Chris felt a need to help her community. As a local church member she felt moved to start volunteering and filling the need for more help at the school. That turned into becoming good friends with the teacher and falling in love with the students. Chris now has worked for the school fulltime since 2019.