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Mr. Mark Harris, harrism@district279.org

A-H Administrative Asst.

Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

I received my BA from Augsburg College, and Masters of Educational Administration at Saint Mary’s University I have experience as a teacher, counselor, and coach. As a member of the school’s leadership team, some of my core responsibilities were to develop strategies to eliminate the achievement gap. To help students increase their academic success, I developed a plan with students, parents, and teachers to build on the strengths of students, while addressing areas of concern. I have experience in faculty and staff supervision, student discipline and mediation, and coordinating academic initiatives.

When did you begin working at Park Center?


What is your teaching philosophy?

Meet people where they are at, help them develop, grow and experience success. Discipline without relationship equals resentment.

Why did you choose your profession?

Educational Administration allows me to use my strengths of working with students and staff in a leadership role.

What is your favorite quote?

Have a dream, any dream will do. Life is what you make it.

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?

Hallways, during passing time and administration office during class time.

Additional Comments(hobbies)?

Teaching students about business and life and all its complexities.

Advice for students going to college?

Set your goals, remember your family values and develop a road map to help guide you on your journey of life.

Biggest pet peeve?

Cleaning my pens.

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word


If you were required to find a different job than what you are currently doing, what would you choose?

I would insist on working at PCHS, GO PIRATES!!!!!!!!