Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce ; M.A., Texas Woman’s University
Leadership styles; organizational culture; principalship; superintendency
Dr. Harrison began working with Walden students in 2007, after serving 27 years as a teacher, principal, and superintendent for Texas public schools. She also served as Associate Professor at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, where she chaired the superintendent preparation program. As superintendent of the 8,000-student Temple Independent School District, she served on the University Interscholastic League State Executive Committee, the governing body of all athletic, academic, and fine arts student activities in Texas. She currently teaches in both the Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs at Walden and serves as chair of doctoral study committees. Her Walden doctoral study mentees have repeatedly been recognized for their research, receiving the Contribution to the Profession Award in both 2009 and 2010. Her publications include the textbook Texas Public School Organization and Administration , as well as journal articles on superintendency. She blogs at www.faithful-teacher.com, a website devoted to encouraging educators.