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Joe Harris named Teacher of the Year 11/4/2013


Lake Chelan's Joe Harris named Junior-High Teacher of the Year.

Harris learned that he was being honored with the WAHPERD Middle School Teacher of the Year award in August and had his celebratory ceremony October 25th.

While also being an award winning teacher Harris is also an award winning Coach as he was inducted into the Coaches association Hall of Fame in 2011. Joe Harris recently spoke on what it means to win this award...

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In his free time Harris likes to work on his classic '58 Chevy, you might see him around town in his 1950 Willy's Jeep. Joe, a graduate of CHS and an alumni of Eastern Washington got his first job out of college teaching at Bridgeport before he wound up in beautiful Chelan, where he has been ever since. Joe has managed to hold together an amazing presence in the classroom as well as on the basketball court. Coach Harris has a career winning percentage of almost 70% during his time coaching for the Chelan Goats. Harris had some thoughts on what makes him so successful in both fields...

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Joe and his wife Alice have been married for 25 years and they have four children: Kaiti, Joe, Jaicee, and Makenzie. This was Harris' first time winning the award. Joe Harris' basketball season starts December 7th against East Valley(Yakima) in the Sundome.