Richard Harris

Richard Harris. Photo by Rachel Worthman.
Richard Harris. Photo by Rachel Worthman.

 

 

College and guidance counselor to leave M.A.

It’s another goodbye, but the advice will always stay. Richard Harris, college and guidance counselor is not entirely sure where he is headed to next, “I’m taking a leap of faith in leaving Minnehaha.” His daily commute is roughly three hours long, and his first plan is to look for a work place closer to home.

“The phrase that captures the essence of Richard Harris for me is, ‘What do you think?'” said Lauren Bae, Harris’s counseling colleague in the college and guidance office. “Oftentimes Richard would furrow his brows and ask me that question which would catapult us into a lengthy and rich dialogue about important issues pertaining to our students. He is a visionary and a ‘big thinker,’ and I am honored to have been privy to some of his outside-the-box thinking.”

As Harris reflects back on his nearly four years with Minnehaha, “My favorite memory occurs each June when students graduate (from MA). During the ceremony, I often relive the conversations I had with the students.” While Mr. Harris ponders his future ahead, he leaves his last piece of advice behind, “Continue to seek out real world educational experiences in addition to what you learn in the classroom.”

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