<p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS is a fifth generation Cantabrigian and a graduate from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education degree in Special Education, from American International College, Springfield, MA and served 2 years as a member of the Cambridge School Committee; and </p> <p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS's exemplary career in Cambridge has spanned 20 years and is the most experienced Principal in the Cambridge School Department, with previous teaching and educational experiences at the Trotter School in Boston Ma, Escola Pan Americana da Bahia, Brazil; Dallas, Texas Public Schools, director of Dover/ Sherborn METCO, and assistant principal at Benjamin Banneker Charter School, Cambridge, MA; and </p> <p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS joined the Cambridge Public Schools as an Elementary School Principal, opening the Fletcher Maynard Academy in September 2000, focused on educational excellence for all students and smaller class size and </p> <p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS Robin Harris is best known for her educational vision, dedication to her students, leadership, family involvement, and has touched the lives of countless students, families and colleagues, and </p> <p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS founded Qualls Academy in 2006 and supported the establishment of Sisters With A Dream in 2017, and ROBIN HARRIS received the grant for Fletcher Maynard Academy Extended School Day in 2006 which allowed students to receive extended instructional time in a wide range of subjects, and </p> <p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS has been recognized for her contributions as an educator and community activist and has been presented the Cambridge Peace and Justice Award (2008), The YWCA Outstanding Women Award (2014), and The Unsung Heroines of Massachusetts Award (2019), and </p> <p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS has broadened the horizon of the Fletcher Maynard Academy students, providing opportunities of educational and international trips abroad. Students have traveled to England, Mexico, Costa Rica, China, Italy, Senegal, Puerto Rico, India and Morocco. </p> <p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS Robin Harris has led the Fletcher Maynard Academy to a Level I School, indicating success in closing the achievement gap and ROBIN HARRIS established a welcoming environment for family participation and education for all students by recognizing and respecting diverse family goals </p> <p>Whereas: ROBIN HARRIS is known for her effective collaborative efforts, listening to all and developing relationships with a range of stakeholders and policy makers to provide excellence in education, Now THEREFORE BE IT </p> <p>RESOLVED: that the Members of the Cambridge School Committee extend to ROBIN HARRIS our sincere APPRECIATION for 20 years of excellent service and extend to her our best wishes for continued success working with the CPS Administration; and BE IT FURTHER </p> <p>RESOLVED: that a formal copy of this Resolution be prepared by the Executive Secretary to the School Committee.</p>

School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
06/16/2020 Adopted

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