Mr. Scott K. Harris



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History/Psychology M.Ed. Teacher Leadership Certifications: History; Psychology; Social Studies composite; International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge; AP Macroeconomics; AP Microeconomics; Ethics, Economy & Entrepreneurship; Gifted & Talented, Quality School Teacher.

Mr. Scott K. Harris

Mr. Harris has resided in San Antonio since 1977. He is an Eagle Scout, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History/Psychology from Texas State University in 1990. There, he played Water polo for the university, as well as competed on the Cycling team helping the team win back-to-back South Central Conference (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas) Championships. He was San Antonio City Champion (Category 4) in 1988.

Mr. Harris coached swimming and water polo at Judson for 11 years, and coached swimming for the next six years at Reagan.  His swim teams were 7x District Champions, 3x Regional Champions, and 2x Regional Champions in Water Polo.  Harris was a 7x District Coach of the Year, and once Regional Coach of the Year.

Harris has coached 46 All-State athletes, 61 Swimming/Diving All-Americans, 6 Water Polo All-Americans, 23 Academic All-Americans, 4 Swimming Individual State Champions, and 192 lettermen. Five of his former swimmers earned Olympic Trials cuts, with one making two Olympic teams. He retired from coaching in 2008 to spend more time with his family and pursue his M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership, which he earned in 2009 from Lamar University.

Mr. Harris has taught U.S. History, World History (regular & pre-A.P.), Psychology (regular & A.P.), A.P. Macroeconomics, Philosophy, and International Baccalaureate's Theory of Knowledge. Currently, he is teaching A.P. Macroeconomics, A.P. Psychology, and Philosophy.

Mr.  Harris has been nominated five times for the Trinity Distinguished Educator Award, twice for Teacher of the Year, and once for the Disney American Teacher Award.  He has received the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Quality School Teacher Award, awarded by psychiatrist-turned-educational reformer William Glasser, M.D.  He is the first in Texas and the third in the Nation to receive the Quality School Teacher award.

Mr. Harris has guest-lectured at Texas State in Philosophy, and at the University of Texas San Antonio in Graduate Education on Glasser's theories. He piloted curriculum for John Stossel in the Classroom, the video series of then-ABC's 20/20 co-host at Reagan.  He is an associate producer for and a consultant to the Free to Choose Network, both of which produce videos advocating economic education and personal liberty. His editorials have appeared in The San Antonio Express-New, The Foundation for Economic Education, Intellectual Take Out, WallStreetWindow, and Real Clear Markets. Harris has multiple podcast appearnces on The Reason Rx and Classroom Success 101.

Entering his 29th year of education, 18th at Reagan, Mr. Harris cherishes time with his wife of 23 years, and keeping up with their 17 and 13 year-old sons.

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