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St. Agatha Catholic School has new Principal

by: COURTESY OF ST. AGATHAS - The new Principal at St. Agathas Catholic School is Chris Harris, a Portland native. Sellwood’s venerable Catholic School, St. Agatha’s, announces that a new principal assumed that position on July 1st – Chris Harris, a native of the Portland area. Harris, who recently was with St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Seattle, and previously tought at St. Elisabeth Catholic School in Los Angeles. Harris himself attended St. Anthony’s in Tigard and graduated from high school at La Salle in Milwaukie. He earned his Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. His mother, Sue Harris, is the Principal at St. Cecilia Catholic School in Beaverton.

Harris is moving back to Portland with his wife Siobhan, and their 9-month-old son. “I am grateful for the opportunity to return to my roots and be closer to my family,” he remarked. He replaces Jeff Delegato, the school’s principal for eight years, who announced earlier this year that he had decided to move on.

St. Agatha is a preschool-through-eighth-grade Catholic School at S.E. 14th and Nehalem in Sellwood, and has some 220 students. It was founded over a century ago.