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Lonnie Harris, an accomplished educator and researcher, laid the foundation for his success by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Secondary Education from Union University, then went on to complete his Master of Science in Guidance and Personnel Services at the University of Memphis. Furthering his specialization, Lonnie Harris continued his training at the University of Memphis and completed a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies.

Lonnie Harris began his career more than 30 years ago as an administrator for the government of Shelby County, Tennessee. After working as a counselor and teacher for Shelby County Schools as well as Principal of Germantown High School (GHS), he served as a part-time Associate Professor of Education at Union University’s graduate school from 1998 to 2008. Today, Dr. Harris works as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development for Fayette County Schools.

Lonnie Harris believes that children have a natural learning ability that educators should nurture. Education, in his eyes, is a collaborative effort that must involve parents, students, and educators. With this in mind, Dr. Harris works in the school system and the community to create a safe learning environment for students as they mature into responsible and educated adults.

Work experience

Jan 2010Present


Fayette County Schools




The University of Memphis


The University of Memphis


Union University