Ms. Brenda Christenson

Special Education Coordinator


Ms. Christenson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Arizona State University and her Masters in Secondary Education and Psychology from Northern Arizona University. She fled from the cold but warm-hearted state of Wisconsin at the ripe age of 18 to join the Army to pay her way through college. After 3 years of active duty with the Army as a communications specialist, she left active duty to go to college in the warmest state possible (still suffering after-effects of years in the cold!) but remained in service to the country as an instructor at the Military Academy in the Army National Guard - completing 20 years of service and retiring as a Master Sergeant in 2006. She traveled and lived in several states, finally settling in Texas in 2001.


She has been  in the field of special education since 1993, teaching in all areas and reaching all disabilities. She accepted the position as Campus Coordinator here at Harris in April 2008


When not at work, she is busy volunteering at the animal shelter and hanging out with her four dogs. Often called a dog fanatic, she loves all animals, but carries a soft spot for the four-footed barking variety.


Her goals in life are to continually improve herself, help others whenever possible and seek out new and exciting experiences. She has traveled to 26 of the 50 United States and would like to get to all of them.


Some of her beliefs: attitude is everything and determines how far you can go in life: live each day as if it were your last: treat people well: anything worth doing is worth doing well (R.W. Emerson)



Ms. Christenson