Donald F. Harris, Sr.

Donald F. Harris, Sr. was a Bloomfield resident for over thirty years. Being an active participant in town, Mr. Harris served on the Recreation and Public Relations committee, served as an active member of the Democratic Town Committee, and also provided his valuable expertise to various town proceedings.

As the first African American elected to the Bloomfield Board of Education serving eight years, including four as vice-chairperson, Mr. Harris was the 1985 recipient of a proclamation from the Bloomfield Town Council and Mayor David Baram.

While serving as vice principal of Bulkeley High School, Mr. Harris was not only an active participant but served as officiate in the development of the vocational agriculture program, further solidifying a lifelong goal as a career educator.

The Donald F. Harris Sr. AgriScience & Technology Center was dedicated in his honor on the 21st day of July 1998, for his numerous years of commitment to the field of education.


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