Melanie Harris, Assistant Principal

HEC Families, 
I am looking forward to a great year of leading and learning with you all. This is going to be an amazing year and I can't wait to meet all of our wonderful families. 
District 5 has been a great part of my educational career. I am a proud D5 graduate and attended Chapin schools. I hold a B.S. degree from Winthrop University in Elementary Education, a Masters of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, and a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. I am entering my 13th year in education. I spent nine years in the classroom as a 4th & 5th grade teacher at Oak Pointe Elementary. Most recently, I served as the Administrative Assistant Principal at Chapin Elementary School for two years.  This is my third year as Assistant Principal at HEC! 

My faith and family are very important to me. My 11 year old son keeps me busy as he loves the game of baseball. We enjoy being at the ball fields on the weekends, hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying a good book or movie. We are USC Gamecock fans, whether football or women’s basketball, Columbia Fireflies baseball, and we enjoy NFL Sundays too! I love traveling, enjoying a good book, and shopping the most!

I am looking forward to meeting the students, faculty, staff, and community of H. E. Corley and carrying on the rich tradition of excellence in this community and in our wonderful school district. Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions or concerns.



Melanie C. Harris


“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”

~Helen Keller