Sally Harris, a South Carolina native who was raised in Richland 2 public schools, has almost 12 years of PK-12 experience. She was a charter school teacher-leader in Dallas with the Teach For America (TFA) program and became manager of TFA’s Teacher Leadership Development. She was a Title 1 coordinator, curriculum coach and assistant principal in Williamsburg County and most recently served as a hybrid teacher-leader at Crestwood High School.
Sally was named Teacher of the Year during her first year of teaching high school mathematics; her students received excellent scores each year on their state test. Through TFA, she successfully coached and built community among nearly 30 first- and second-year teachers each year in South Carolina public school districts in Clarendon, Florence, Darlington and Williamsburg. She was chosen to participate in TFA’s Rural School Leadership Academy, which provided her the unique opportunity to travel to rural areas around the country to learn from high-performing public schools.
Sally earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Management with an Entrepreneurial focus from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, also from U of SC. She serves on the Missions Committee and Elementary Kids Team at Christ Community Church and enjoys being part of a resource family for Crosswell Home for Children.
Her parents are from Sumter, and it has always been a second home to her. Sally is married to a Sumter native and has a daughter in kindergarten who will be attending Liberty STEAM Charter, a 3-year-old son and a baby boy arriving in Spring 2021.