Helping Children Climb to New Heights
In 1997, a group of child psychiatrists recognized a need. Houston lacked a quality, early-intervention program for children, so they created one. The Harris School (THS) is named in honor of founding physician Hunter Harris, MD. More than 20 years later, THS continues to offer behavioral, emotional and academic services for kids from PreK3 through grade 6.
Due to Covid-19, THS now offers a virtual tour to limit the number of individuals coming in contact with students. In-person tours are reserved for prospective families and can be requested at
713-526-2046 or info@TheHarrisSchool.org.
To provide a supportive, academic environment where students and their families learn new skills to overcome challenging behaviors.
For every child with behavior challenges to get the help they need without economic barriers or social stigma.
We value a child's individuality along with a team approach -- including families and outside providers --
to promote healthy social and emotional development.
MEET THE TEAM
SUSAN SPENCER, M.ED.
After serving as the assistant director for two years, Susan became director of The Harris School in 2005. Prior to that, she spent 18 years as an elementary classroom teacher and administrator in the public school system. Susan holds degrees in education, administration and leadership as well as a principal’s certificate. She believes all children want to do well. Susan's belief drives her approach to helping children with challenging behaviors and to leading the staff to fulfill the school's mission.
Education: Sam Houston State University (BS)
University of Houston (M.Ed.)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS