Emily Harris, Ed.S
Emily Harris started her education career 15 years ago with the Talladega County School System. She has been a third-grade teacher at AH Watwood Elementary School, a Middle School/High School Math and Reading teacher, Assistant Principal, and is about to begin her fifth year as Principal at Winterboro High School. She received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Auburn University, a Masters in Instructional Leadership from Samford University, and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Montevallo in Instructional Technology. In 2015, she was awarded the Emerging Leader Award from the Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She was also Teacher of the Year at the local school level in 2007 and 2009. She has spoken at numerous conferences on the impact of Project Based Learning and STEM Integration and is a member of AASCD, CLAS, and other professional organizations. While teaching at Winterboro High School she co-created, with her friend and colleague Grayson Lawrence, a collaborative class called OPUS, which is an integrated Math and Fine Arts course for 7th-grade students. She also created Teacher Academy, which is job-embedded professional development that is differentiated to meet the needs of teachers and eliminates the need for Monday faculty meetings. Most of her career has been spent as a Winterboro Bulldog where the students, teachers, parents, and community are truly #exceptional and hold a very special place in her heart.