Degrees and Certifications:
The University of Alabama Educational Leadership - Administration Certification, August 2016 The University of Alabama Educational Specialist, August 2015 Major: Educational Leadership with concentration in Instructional Technology The Univeristy of South Alabama Gifted Certification, December 2006 The University of Montevallo Master of Education, May 1991 Major: Secondary Education - Science The University of Montevallo, Bachelor of Science, August 1989 Major: Chemistry Minor: English
Mrs. Elisa Harris
I am excited to begin my fifteenth year teaching in Hartselle City Schools. I am originally from Tuscaloosa and a graduate of Hillcrest High School, the University of Montevallo, and the University of Alabama. I began my teaching career at Shelby County High School in Columbiana, Alabama. When my husband completed Optometry School at UAB in 1995, we moved our small family of three to Decatur where he began practicing Optometry at Decatur Eye Institute.
In 1995 I began teaching part-time at Wallace State Community College until deciding to stay at home with our two children. We moved to Hartselle in 1996 because of the outstanding reputation of the school system. It was after our third child started first grade in 2005 that I decided to return to teaching.
I developed an interest in educational technologies and decided to go back to school to earn my Educational Specialist degree (which I completed in 2016) and I have also finished all of my course work for the Instructional Technology - Instructional Specialist Doctoral Program at the University of Alabama and have my dissertation remaining.
My Family . . .
I am married to Kevin Harris, who is an Optometrist in Decatur, Alabama and we are the parents of three children. Sam is a 2012 Hartselle High School graduate and a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is working as a Mechanical Engineer in Georgia and lives in Chattanooga, TN. Shelby is a 2014 graduate of Hartselle High School and is a senior at the University of Alabama where she is majoring in Environmental Engineering. Cy is a 2017 graduate of Hartselle High School and a junior at Martin Methodist College where he is a math major and a member of the baseball team.
My Favorites . . .
My favorite television shows are Big Bang Theory, which I watch every single night if I have time, Fixer Upper, and I Love Lucy. I enjoy gardening, crafts, and sewing when I have time. I also enjoy finding new technologies to implement into teaching.