Education is in His Blood

by Kathy Marson, September 17, 2018

Archie Harris, new associate Superintendent of Education in UCC comes from a family of educators who taught in schools in Montana. Archie began teaching in Great Falls, Montana.

At the July 2018 Conference Executive Committee, Archie Harris was voted to be the new Associate Education Superintendent. Archie fills the vacancy left by Rochelle Stanton who is moving to Arizona with her husband John Stanton.

Archie grew up in a family of educators. His mom and dad taught in elementary schools in the Montana Conference and his mom’s parents were teachers in public school in eastern Montana.

With 30 years of experience in the education field. Archie most recently served as the head teacher at Spokane Countryside Elementary School. Previously he served in the Washington Conference as vice president for education. Before moving to Washington, Archie served in the Montana Conference as the education superintendent, as well as the communication and youth director. He has taught in Adventist Schools since 1988 throughout the northwest.

After taking a year off from administration and teaching in a small school, Archie missed working with other teachers, “I have a passion for the teachers who work in small schools and don’t have other teachers to bounce ideas off. I am looking forward to meeting all our UCC teachers.”

Archie and his wife, Deanna have two daughters, Alix and Joni. Alix works for Walla Walla University in their marketing and university relations department as their web content manager. Joni is in her second year of her master’s program at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. She teaches freshman English as well.

A favorite pastime for Archie is riding dirt bikes. His father used to race them in the 70s. In Montana, Archie would ride to mountain lakes and now has clocked a few miles in the ORV park on Seven-Mile near Spokane, Washington. 

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