New John Marshall High School Principal Corey Harris has decided to remain in the post next fall, an Oklahoma City Public Schools spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.
Harris had announced earlier in May that he would leave the district June 20 to finish his doctorate. The state native was part of a leadership team implemented at the $26.3 million, MAPS for Kids-built school last July.
Kathleen Kennedy, OKCPS executive director for communications and public relations, said Harris’ decision to stay is a positive one for Oklahoma City schools.
“The district is pleased,” she said. “We’re excited to see his leadership continuing in another school year.”
A graduate of Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School, Harris served as principal at PreEminent Charter School in Raleigh, N.C., and Longview Middle School in Memphis, Tenn., before joining OKCPS. “Emily Jerman