Robert O. Harris
IPSD 204 candidate
"Let's inspire all students to reach their greatest potential"
Putting my experience to work
I come from a family of dedicated teachers and servant leaders committed to excellence and evidence-based results. For over 20 years, I have served in various education leadership roles, K-12, community colleges, and university capacities. That experience includes managing people, processes, and organization development solutions. Among others, I previously worked for IBM, HP, AT&T, Coldwell-Banker, and Benedictine University.
Today, I am employed at Lewis University, as a Program Director and Asst. Professor, College of Business. My duties, membership, and student services include, university co-chair of Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation (High School & College scholarship), Alpha Phi Alpha Education Committee, Project Management Club student advisor, Academy of Management member, American Sociology Association member, and Project Management Institute member. My research focuses are Organizational Leadership, International Capacity Building, and Educational Partnerships.
My wife and I are residents of Indian Prairie School District 204 for 18 years. Additionally, we are members of DuPage AME church. Community volunteer efforts include the Chicago Red Cross, Chicago Public Schools, and Department of Agriculture, International Capacity Building, among others.
Serving as an Indian Prairie School Board 204 board member is a direct connection to my experiences. Moreover, it's an opportunity to use my knowledge and skills to serve District 204.
•Ph.D. Benedictine University
•M.S. Roosevelt University
•B.A. The Ohio State University
•M.O.T University of Illinois (certification)
•PMP Project Management Institute (certification)
Robert O. Harris
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“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” ......Aristotle
Focus on Students
Focus on students and student services: Graduation, career options and effective learning management tools.
Increase students success: help all students grow socially, emotionally and academically.
Manage District 204 Resources
Manage district resources efficiently and effectively while keeping open communication and collaboration with the community, district parents and school board
Diversity Equity Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Hire effective teachers, school district leaders, and staff committed to evidence based results and excellence.
IPSD204 mission statement:
Inspire all students to achieve their greatest potential