Mr. Harris

Mr. Harris graduated from The Ohio State University in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a Zoology emphasis. Following graduation, he worked for Owens-Corning at their Science & Technology Center in Granville, Ohio where he worked in materials science research. During his tenure at Owens Corning, Mr. Harris was part of some very interesting research and is listed as a co-inventor on three U.S. Patents as a result of that work.

While working at OCF, Mr. Harris returned to school part-time at Ohio Dominican College to complete coursework for a teaching certificate in Secondary Biology. Following student teaching at New Albany High School in the fall 1995, Mr. Harris completed his certification and began his teaching career at Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton, Ohio. There he taught College Prep and General Biology and was the Faculty Moderator for the Drama Club, Quiz Team, and Men’s Volleyball.  While teaching at Millersport High School, Mr. Harris has been involved in our district's school improvement efforts serving on a number of curriculum and school improvement committees over the years. During his time at MHS, we have expanded the offerings in Biological Sciences to include Human Anatomy & Physiology, BIology 2, and Advanced Placement Biology in addition to the traditional, required Biology I course.  For the last several years, he has also been the advisor for MHS's Columbus Zoo Teen Eco Summit team.  As a result of the team's efforts, we have worked to expand our recycling program and, in 2021, received a grant to develop our runoff overflow pond into a bioswale to help mitigate the pollution from school property that would eventually run-off into Buckeye Lake.

In 2004, Mr. Harris completed his Masters Degree in Educational Administration through the Ohio University Rural Principals Preparation Program.  In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Harris is the Co-Advisor for the MHS Quiz Team. Mr. Harris has instructed and composed percussion parts for high school drumlines for over 15 years at a number of schools.

In his spare time, he enjoys sailing and sailboat racing. Mr. Harris is a US Sailing certified National Race Officer and a member of the US Sailing Race Officer Training & Certification Committee. He served several years as the chair for the Youth Sailing committee of the Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA) which serves sailors and boaters throughout the Lake Erie Region.  He currently spends most of his summer traveling to and working large championship regattas throughout the United States and, when not at a regatta, can usually be found living aboard his boat, SummerzCool, at Put-in-Bay or relaxing at Buckeye Lake.