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Dr. Keisha L. Harris
Hello and welcome to my page; it is a pleasure to have you visit! My name is Dr. Keisha Harris and I am the Principal or the Head Cheetah here at Central School. I began my career in education three years prior to becoming a teacher in Glen Ridge. I worked at Ridgewood Avenue School first as the Teacher of Gifted & Talented students and then I was promoted to Assistant Principal. As the Assistant Principal of Ridgewood Avenue School, I was assigned the wonderful responsibility of managing the Child Care program. I grew in knowledge, skill and humor and made a lot of great friends along the way. The adventure continued after spending many years there, I moved on to work at Glen Ridge High School as the Assistant Principal of Grades 7-12. Managing two district and yet complimentary "schools" was a challenge but I learned a lot of grit, patience and how to remain focused. Just when I thought it was safe...change happened and I became the Assistant Principal of grades 7-8, the Middle School. specifically. I have been surrounded by strong wonderful staff members, parents, students and am grateful for the support and lessons learned along the way.
My experiences within the school district as well as those in my personal life have led me to Central School. My desire is to create an atmosphere where students and teachers are excited to come to school and ready to learn something new daily. We are the Central Cheetahs and as such we form a "pride." So welcome to The Pride; we are family here and while we will educate your child, we promise to love and accept them first!