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Farewell from Mrs. Harris

Farewell from a great Principal

I wanted to thank you for all the support and hard work that you have given the school and me personally during the last eleven years.  Because of your support, we were able to take our school to the heights of excellence that few schools can achieve-WV School of Excellence, WV Blue Ribbon School, WV Exemplary Schol, Title I Distinguished School, and NCLB National Blue Ribbon School.
A school is only as good as the parent support, teacher support and student support.  Riverside's parents expect nothing less than excellence and because of this, it is the best.
Ms. Calfee is a wonderful person and leader and will continue Riverside's quest for excellence.  I could not have left  the future of Riverside to anyone more qualified and caring than her.
Thanks again for all that you have done and all that you will be do in the future.

Deborah Harris

Deborah Harris

Ms. Harris is a twenty-three (23) year veteran of education in Mingo County.  Her certifications include:  General Science 7-12, Vocational Education, and Administration for all levels of educations.  She began her teaching at Williamson Junior High School, teaching science to eighth and ninth graders.  After five years, she became Dean of Students at Williamson High School where she remained for seven years.  She was named Principal of Riverside Elementary in 1995.  

Ms. Harris is married to Pat Harris and lives in South Williamson,  She is the proud mother of three children, Christian, who is an attorney in Williamson, Jason, who is a surgeon in Lexington, KY, and Wesley who is a purchasing agent for Persinger Supply in Chapmanville.  When not at school, she loves to visit with her six grandchildren.

Mrs. Harris is currenlty the Director of Curriculm at the Mingo County BOE.

Honoring 10 years of Service

On Tuesday, September 12 Mrs. Harris was presented a plaque for her service to Riverside Elementary.  Ms. Porter spoke of what a great Principal Mrs. Harris had been and how she will be truly msised.

Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Calfee