Callie Harris is a multi-generational educator. She is passionate about excellence in teaching and learning. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a Middle Level Math Endorsement. She has a Master’s of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction and an Educational Leadership Endorsement. She has spent the last nineteen years of her career in public education. Mrs. Harris taught second grade for seven years at McLean Science/Technology Magnet Elementary School in Wichita, USD 259. She spent ten years teaching at Maize Elementary School, USD 266; the last seven as the Title I Math Specialist. She was awarded over $25,000 in grant funds to begin a STEAM initiative there. During this tenure, she worked with both teachers and students to strive for innovative practices in the area of STEAM education. Callie is a 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching winner at both the state and national levels. The PAEMST award is the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers. She is a member of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, as well as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

In the last two years she has transitioned to an assistant principal role for Maize’s Pray-Woodman Elementary, where she has worked to equip this school’s new STEAM lab with materials. At last count, this building is set to receive $20,000 in funding for the lab. Mrs. Harris has a reputation for her passion about the accessibility of STEAM education for all.