Dr. Brian Harris joined Barrington 220 as the superintendent of schools on May 30, 2014, but he is no stranger to the Barrington area community. From 1993 to 1998, Dr. Harris worked as the assistant principal at Barrington 220’s BMS-Station Campus. Throughout his more than 30 years in public education, he has also worked as an administrator in several large and respected schools districts across the Chicago area. He was superintendent of School District 200 in Wheaton-Warrenville and was an area superintendent of secondary education and middle school Principal for School District 303 in St. Charles. Dr. Harris began his career as a classroom teacher, coach and administrator for schools in Mt. Prospect, Yorkville and Waterman. Since his return to Barrington 220 as superintendent, Dr. Harris has helped launch several major initiatives across the district, some of which include: extended day kindergarten, the One to World program, blended learning, new start times at all 12 Barrington 220 schools and the Blueprint 220 master facilities plan.
Dr. Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and his master’s and doctoral degrees in educational leadership from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He is often a featured speaker and guest columnist for various conferences and publications. Dr. Harris grew up in Tuscola, a small town in central Illinois. He and his wife Carol have been married for 30 years. They enjoy attending sporting events, watching musical theater and being active with their church. The Harris’ have two adult children, Matthew and Brooke, who also attended the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and who both currently reside in the Chicago area.