2017-06-14 / Sports

Harris is new school Director of HR & Maintenance

Jamie Harris, Berkeley Springs High School Assistant Principal, was employed as the new Morgan County Schools Director of Human Resources/Maintenance, effective July 1. Jamie Harris, Berkeley Springs High School Assistant Principal, was employed as the new Morgan County Schools Director of Human Resources/Maintenance, effective July 1. by Kate Evans

Berkeley Springs High School Assistant Principal Jamie Harris was hired as the new Morgan County Schools Director of Human Resources/ Maintenance, effective July 1.

The assistant superintendent position was restructured into the new director position after Assistant Superintendent Kristen Tuttle resigned to take an assistant principal position with Winchester Public Schools on May 23.

Harris just finished his 19th year working in education and has been Berkeley Springs High School assistant principal for the last six years.

Prior to that, Harris was a middle school/high school athletic director, interim assistant principal and physical education teacher at Rappahannock County High in Virginia for three years.

Harris was previously a physical education, health and driver’s education teacher and special education teacher at a number of high schools, middle schools and juvenile correctional facilities in Virginia and Tennessee, including Warren County High School in Virginia and Brunswick Middle School in Maryland. He was also an alternative education teacher at Northwood Middle School in Virginia for five years.

Harris has a Bachelor’s Degree in physical education k-12, health and driver’s education and a Master’s degree in administration and supervision. He also has credits towards a Master’s degree in special education and is working toward his doctorate in curriculum and instruction.

High school experience

Harris’ responsibilities at Berkeley Springs High School have included school discipline and attendance, supervising high school athletics and the athletic director, overseeing all facilities and maintenance requests, supervising the physical education, alternative education and social studies departments, supervising secretaries, cooks and custodians and serving as MC After 3 Site Coordinator for the afterschool academic support program.

Other high school duties for Harris have been overseeing the development of the safe schools plan, participating in team leader, Support for Personal Learning and Student Assistance Team meetings, serving on the Morgan County Schools Safety Council, setting up/supervising school bus duty, after-school detention and after-school tutoring and chaired the county schools professional development committee.

Harris also chaired the Berkeley Springs High School Hall of Fame, organized the high school’s Veteran’s Day program and developed the school’s athletic website with community donors.

Harris is a Warm Springs Wolves Youth Football president, Morgan County Little League softball president and a Little League coach for football, wrestling and softball and also covers all high school sports for The Morgan Messenger.

Harris’ comments

"I am excited for this new opportunity in my educational career. I honestly never imagined being at the board office but felt this was the right time to make a change. It will be a big learning curve but Kristen (Tuttle) has been great in mentoring me on the human resources side of things and I greatly appreciate that,” Harris said.

“I am going to miss the students and staff at Berkeley Springs High School. After being there for six years I have developed a great relationship with everyone there and feel that I have left the roles that I was responsible for in great shape for the next person to carry on. Our main goal now is to continue to look for high quality teachers and bring them to Morgan County. As I join the Morgan County Board of Education team, I will work hard to create positive relationships with staff, students, parents, and the community, and strive to sustain and grow the high quality education that exists in the schools,” Harris said.

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