Dr. Brian Harris, Superintendent of Schools for the Barrington 220 School District, is among just 21 superintendents nationwide elected to serve on the executive committee of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
In July, Dr. Harris will be sworn in as an AASA executive committee member during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. He will serve a three-year term. The 21-member committee, elected by AASA’s governing board, represents each region of the country. The committee meets quarterly and conducts the ongoing business of the organization.
Dr. Harris has been a member of AASA, as well as the Illinois Association of School Administrators since 2010. He has also been a member of the AASA governing board since 2014. Founded in 1865 and headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AASA serves as the premier organization for our nation’s school superintendents serving thousands of education leaders throughout the United States.
“I am excited to extend my leadership to AASA as we advocate for students, parents, leaders and school communities at the national level,” said Harris. “Advocacy for public schools across the country has never been more important than now. I believe that I can represent the needs of superintendents throughout my state of Illinois and the midwest region in this new role. I am honored to serve on AASA’s executive committee.”
Dr. Harris joined Barrington 220 as the superintendent of schools on May 30, 2014. From 1993 to 1998, he also worked as the assistant principal at Barrington 220’s BMS-Station Campus.
Throughout his more than 30 years in public education, Dr. Harris has also worked as an administrator in several large and respected schools districts across the Chicago area. He was superintendent of School District 200 in Wheaton-Warrenville and was an area superintendent of secondary education and middle school Principal for School District 303 in St. Charles. He began his career as a classroom teacher, coach and administrator for schools in Mt. Prospect, Yorkville and Waterman.