Dr. Brian Harris is superintendent of the Barrington 220 School District in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Ill. His leadership of this nationally recognized public school system began May 30, 2014.
Before joining Barrington 220, Dr. Harris was an administrator with several respected large suburban school districts in the Chicago area. He was superintendent of School District 200 in Wheaton-Warrenville and was an area superintendent of Secondary Education for School District 303 in St. Charles. He was also a junior high school principal in Mt. Prospect and a middle school assistant principal and curriculum coordinator in Barrington. He began his career as a classroom teacher, coach and assistant principal for schools in Yorkville and Waterman.
Dr. Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and his master’s and doctoral degrees in educational leadership from Northern Illinois University of DeKalb, Ill. He is often a featured speaker and guest columnist for various conferences and publications.