Professional Learning Curriculum Content Developer

Dr. Audrey Harris


Dr. Audrey W. Harris is the professional learning curriculum content developer for the Chicago SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) project. One of several priorities of Chicago SEED is to increase educator efficacy and attract educators to the rewarding field of education. Team members of Chicago SEED are working with several schools in Illinois to achieve this goal.  

Dr. Harris began her educational career in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties as a student teacher in 1991. She was hired by Richland School District One that same year as a strings teacher serving Crayton Middle School and A.C. Flora High School. Students in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 also benefited from her musical talents for five years before she returned to Richland One to become an assistant principal. She was an assistant principal at Sarah Nance Elementary School, Meadowfield Elementary School, Alcorn Middle School, and Eau Claire High School. For four years, Dr. Harris was responsible for assisting the district and school administrators in the implementation of Response to Intervention. She retired from Richland One with her final roles being an administrator on special assignment for the Olympia Alternative Program and coordinator of the Secondary Virtual School Program.

She holds membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Aiken Symphony Orchestra, Friends of the USC Music School Board, South Carolina Philharmonic Advisory Board, the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brookland Baptist Church. 

Dr. Harris received a Bachelor of Arts in music education, a master’s in educational leadership, and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of South Carolina. She earned a Doctor of Education from South Carolina State University.

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