Brittany Harris

Brittany is an educator in the Hamilton County TN public school system.  Brittany was determined to do something about the low literacy scores in her school district, so she and colleague Colleen Ryan put their time and money into transforming an old bus into a mobile classroom named The Passage.  They stocked it with tables, chairs, books, and iPads and now use The Passage to meet parents and students in their neighborhoods to teach them strategies to promote literacy and math.

She is passionate about empowering students and parents. Her main goal is to serve families with resources to guide their students to succeed.

What inspires you to do your work?

Families inspire me to continue our work with The Passage. Our goal is to support students and parents with strategies, to guide students to reach their greatest potential.

What is one wish you have for Chattanooga?

I wish that each parent had access to strategies that will empower and engage their students to excel in their academics.