ACS is Celebrating 20 Years with 20 Questions: Dr. Gene Harris

This year, ACS turns 20! We’re celebrating with a game of “20 Questions,” featuring some of the people who’ve inspired us the most during our two decades in business.

Featured Guest: May 2024


Dr. Gene Harris, Retired Superintendent, Columbus Public Schools

Why we love Gene:
We admire Dr. Harris for many reasons – especially because of her ability to create systems change. She delivered concrete, powerful results for students in Columbus Public Schools during her long career as an administrator, which included 13 years as superintendent, overcoming apathy, naysayers and downright resistance. She’s a powerhouse, but also a compassionate and caring human being who definitely has changed her corner of the world for the better.

Gene’s featured answers:
Something you’ve done in your work that you’re most proud of?
One was the implementation of full-day kindergarten, even without state funding,
and the other was the building program that renovated or built 40 buildings.

Country you’d live in if not this one?
Ghana. It’s very inviting to African Americans.

See Gene’s answers to all our 20th Anniversary “20 Questions” here!

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