Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Kelly Harris
Hello, my name is Kelly Harris. I graduated in December 2008 with my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. During my education I spent time in many different grade levels. I taught a fifth grade class during my internship. I thoroughly enjoyed my learning experiences.
In July 2011 I completed the Masters Degree program in Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
December 2019, I finished my certificate program to add computer education to my license.
I have 12 years experience working in the education field. I taught Preschool for two years. I decided to leave Preschool because I wanted to work in the K-5 grades. I was a substitute for 3 years. I have worked in most of the most of the elementary schools here in Onslow County, including Summersill itself. I enjoyed being a substitute because I was able to meet and become friends with a variety of teachers and staff members throughout the county as well as students. It was a great experience. I have been hired to work for many teachers that were out on maternity leave or were sick. I got to experience what it is like to be a teacher in all elementary grade levels except for first and fifth grade as a long term substitute. My mission, however, was to obtain a full time teaching position. This school marks my 8th year at Summersill as a teacher. I truly love what I am doing.
I was born at the old Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, NC. I have lived in Jacksonville all of my life. I graduated from White Oak High School in 1999.
I am the oldest of three. I have two brothers. My mom and dad live here in Jacksonville.
I have one child. Her name is Brooklyn. My girl is starting HIGH SCHOOL this year at White Oak! She is my reason for breathing.
One of my brothers lives here in Jacksonville, and the other one lives in Virginia. Both of my brothers have 2 sons each. I am proud to call them my nephews. They range in age from 9 years old to 4 months old.
One thing I am very passionate about is bowling. I have bowled all of my life, and I am now a youth coach on Saturday mornings at the Bowlarena!!! If your kids ever want to try this sport out PLEASE bring them down!!! We would love to have them.
The other thing I am most passionate about is READING!!!! I love to read. When I was younger I struggled with reading, but I practiced and practiced and never gave up. Now I am a very fluent reader, and I would rather stay home and read a book on any given day!