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Josephine L Harris
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Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor
(919) 530-6279
(919) 530-7681
2089 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building


Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the School of Education

University Supervisor for middle grades and elementary education student teachers.

Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor for methods courses in literacy, middle grades methodology, and social studies.


Throughout my childhood,I lived and was educated in school systems in North Carolina and Virginia. As a child, along with my family, I lived in several towns in North Carolina (Wadesboro, Hamlet, Lumberton, Lilesville), Virginia (Richmond and Norfolk), and the District of Columbia. Following high school graduation from Bowman Senior High, I graduated from Livingstone College with a BA in English and married my college sweetheart.

In addition to a BA in English, I hold a Masters of Education; Masters of Divinity; certitifications in Reading Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership; and a Doctorate in Divinity.

Starting my teaching profession with the North Star Borough School District in Fairbanks, Alaska, I've held the following positions as an educator over the past thirty-seven (37) years: (1) elementary teacher, junior high teacher, high school teacher, reading/math diagnostician, instructional supervisor in Richmond County School System; (2) Chapter I Helping Teacher/Coordinator, assistant principal, and Director of Instruction in the Orange County Schools; (3) Director of Instruction and Staff Development and Director of Special Programs in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System; (4) Adult Basic Education teacher for Durham Technical Community College and Fayetteville Technical Community College in reading, math, and science; (5) Adjunct Professor for the Schools of Education at UNC-Charlotte and North Carolina Central University.

My husband and I are members of the First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. In addition to being active in church, I am also an active member of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, local Ministerial Alliance, local NAACP and other educational organizations. We are the parents of one son, daugher-in-law and three grandchildren.


MED University of North Carolina, Charlotte 1982


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Selected Publications

1. Harris, J. , & Hart, A. , & Met, M. (1998). What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of FLES, FLEX, and Immersion: An Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Specialist View the Models. Critical Issues in Early Second Language Learning: Building Our Children's Future, 11-12.