Harris, Sandra 1946–
Harris, Sandra 1946–
PERSONAL: Born October 19, 1946, in Independence, KS; daughter of Louise Williams Swiger; married James Douglas Harris (self-employed); children: Jamey Elizabeth. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Emporia State University, B.S., 1971; University of Texas at San Antonio, M.A., 1987; University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., 1992. Religion: Christian.
CAREER: Classroom teacher at elementary schools in South Lyon County, KS, and St. Mary's County, MD, 1968–73; reading specialist for public schools of San Antonio, TX, 1973–80; Castle Hills First Baptist School, San Antonio, elementary teacher, 1980–84, elementary principal, 1984–89, superintendent, 1990–99; Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, assistant professor, 1999–2004, associate professor of secondary education and educational leadership, 2004; Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, associate professor and director of Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership, 2004–. Adjunct professor at University of Texas at San Antonio, 1993–99, Wayland Baptist University, 1995–98, and Our Lady of the Lake University, 1999.
MEMBER: American Educational Research Association, American Association of School Administrators, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association of University Women, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Council for Professors of Educational Administration, Southwest Educational Research Association, Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (member of board of directors, 1997–99), Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Texas Professors of Educational Administration (president, 2004), Texas Council of Women School Executives, University Council of Educational Administration, Phi Delta Kappa (chapter vice president, 2003), Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma.
AWARDS, HONORS: Members in Print Award, Delta Kappa Gamma, 1996; Paula Silver Case Award, University Council of Educational Administration, 2003.
(Editor, with Sandra Lowery, and contributor) A School for Every Child: School Choice in America Today, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2002.
(With G. Petrie) Bullying: The Bullies, the Victims, and Bystander, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2003.
(With Sandra Lowery) Standards-based Leadership: A Case Study Book for the Superintendency, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2003.
(With Sandra Lowery) Standards-based Leadership: A Case Study Book for the Principal, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2003.
(With Sandra Lowery) Standards-based Leadership: A Case Study Book for the Assistant Principal, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2004.
(With Sandra Lowery, J. Ballenger, and F. Hicks-Townes) Women Leaders in Education, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2004.
BRAVO—Principals: Building Relationships with Actions That Value Others, Eye on Education (New York, NY), 2004.
Contributor of articles and reviews to books, including Educational Administration, 3rd edition, edited by J. Kaiser, Stylex Publishing (Mequon, WI), 2003. Contributor to periodicals, including Planning and Changing, Journal of Mentoring and Tutoring, Journal of School Violence, Journal of At-risk Issues, Journal of School Public Relations, Preventing School Failure, Rural Educator, Educational Leadership, American School Board Journal, Texas Association of School Administrators, Insight, American Secondary Education, Reading Teacher, and Prevention Researcher. Education Leadership Review, guest editor, 2002–03, editor, 2003–.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Editing Leadership: A Bridge to Ourselves, with B. Alford and J. Ballenger, for Texas Council of Women School Executives; editor and contributor to Changing Mindsets of Educational Leaders, Scarecrow Press; Best Practices of Award-winning Elementary Principals, Corwin Press; research on bullying, motivators and inhibitors in principalship and superintendency, university principal and superintendent preparation programs, and social justice changes in doctoral students.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Truth for Today, February, 1997, V. Bailey, "A More Excellent Way."