As founding Dean of Relay Atlanta, Christy Harris is the educational leader for Atlanta’s Teaching Residency. Dean Harris taught for Atlanta Public Schools and Achievement First before joining KIPP STRIVE Academy as a founding Dean, later becoming principal. Prior to founding Relay Atlanta, Dean Harris served as Chief Academic Officer for KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools. Dean Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Georgia, Master of Arts in English from Georgia State University, and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania. Dean Harris strives to make teaching a sustainable practice for educators.