Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Tara Harris

Tara Harris is looking forward to another incredible school year! She loves to inspire and encourage students here at Booker T. Washington Middle & High School to be the best they can be in and out of the classroom! Ms. Harris, or Ms. HD as she is affectionately known by her students, began working in the Shelby County School District in 2007. After teaching for 9 years, Ms. HD became the Assistant Principal at BTW, and she now serves as our Principal!

She earned her bachelor's degree in Education and Human Learning at the University of Tennessee-Martin, and her Masters in Educational Leadership degree at Union University. 

In addition to being a Prinicpal and teacher, Ms. HD has provided professional development and coaching for teachers in SCS as well as in Uganda, Africa, and New Delhi, India!

Ms. HD is amazed by her students, colleagues, and families daily. She feels grateful to partner with such incredible poeple to help every child at Booker T. Washington live our motto: "We're TOPS! We lead and others follow!"