Wayne Harris Ed.D.
Dr. E. Wayne Harris is an experienced educator with forty-four years of successful tenure as a public school teacher, school based administrator, school superintendent and visiting professor at the college and university level. For the past twenty years, Dr. Harris has been actively involved in projects throughout North America that include keynote presentations, workshops, executive coaching with school superintendents, strategic planning, technical and administrative support to school districts, superintendent searches and service on various Boards.
In 2005, Dr. Harris designed and implemented the School Leaders Institute (SLI) which includes the Recently Appointed Administrators Program and the Aspiring Superintendents Seminar. The School Leaders Institute’s focus is leadership development, training, and capacity building. A total of two hundred forty-six school leaders have participated in the school leaders Institute over the past seven years.
Dr. Harris is an Executive Coach for the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS), and is an Associate with Cambridge Strategic Services.
Dr. Harris served as a trainer/facilitator for the American Cancer Society and was involved in a five year National Urban Institute for Coordinating School Health Programs. Representatives from six of the largest urban school systems in the United States participated in this five year training.
Dr. Harris retired as Superintendent of the Roanoke City Schools, Virginia in 2004. Prior to Roanoke, he worked in the Fairfax County School System in Fairfax, Virginia for 25 years.
Dr. Harris is a graduate of the Harvard University, Graduate School of Education’s Urban Superintendents Program (USP) and was the first graduate of the program to be appointed superintendent. He received his Doctor of Education degree from Harvard in 1995.