Einstein Charter Schools Welcomes New Principal to Middle School
Interim Principal Andre Harris to take on permanent role
NEW ORLEANS: Einstein Charter Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Andre Harris as Principal at Einstein Charter Middle School. Mr. Harris has been serving in the role of Interim Principal since the position became vacant in January 2018.
“I am excited, honored and eager to continue leading at Einstein,” said Mr. Harris upon his appointment. “ Einstein is a culturally rich school, dedicated to educating student scholars, and I am proud to be a part of the Einstein leadership team.”
Mr. Harris comes to Einstein Charter Middle from Einstein Charter High where he served as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Specialist for six months. Harris led Einstein Charter High’s effort to establish an innovative CTE program before shifting into the leadership role in the middle school. Prior to joining the Einstein network he served as Instructional Coach and Vice Principal of NOLA TECH at Joseph S. Clark Preparatory School from 2014-2017. Harris also served as School Director/Principal at Mentorship Academy in Baton Rouge from 2012-2014. Harris held leadership roles with Priestley Charter High School, Blue Cliff College and Delgado Community College, in addition to classroom experience at Priestley, Remington College, Frederick A. Douglass High School and John F. Kennedy Senior High.
Mr. Harris obtained a B.A. Communications degree from Loyola University (New Orleans) in 1999 and earned his Masters of Education from Loyola in 2002. In addition to his professional background, Mr. Harris serves as a mentor in the Men of Standard organization, Youth Director/Mentor at Little Zion Baptist Church volunteers with a number of community organizations.
“Mr. Harris’ integrity, personality, professionalism and commitment to serving our students shined through during his interim period,” said Einstein Interim CEO Daniel Davis. “Securing Mr. Harris as a leader for our middle school is an important move for Einstein Charter Schools as we continue to support our students, staff and families.”
Located in New Orleans East, Einstein Charter Middle is one of four schools operated by Einstein Charter Schools, a United States Department of Education “High Quality” designated charter school operator. Einstein Charter Middle educates scholars in grades 6th – 8th grades. About one-third of its students receive English Language Learner (ELL) services. For the past eight years 100 percent of Einstein’s 8th grade students have passed the Algebra I End-of-Course exam. In 2017 Einstein’s launched “SUMMIT” – an innovative digital-based learning platform for its 7th grade students. SUMMIT was developed by teachers to facilitate personalized learning, allowing students to master their education at their own pace and skill level.