Kristi HarrisonName: Kristi Harrison

Title: Elementary School Counselor

Years with AISD:  5 years

Where are You From?: Coleman, Texas

What Schools Did You Attend?

• Elementary: Mozelle Elementary & Panther Creek Elementary

• Middle School: Panther Creek Junior High

• High School: Panther Creek High School

• College: Angelo State University

Tell Us About Your Family:  I have been married to my husband, Luke, for 14 years. Luke teaches and coaches at Clack Middle School. Our daughter, Elyn, is in the 3rd grade and our son, Crew, is in Kindergarten. They both attend Bonham Elementary. We moved to Abilene from Georgetown, Texas, in 2016 to be closer to family.  We have really enjoyed living here and the relationships we have developed within the AISD family.

Dream Vacation Spot and Why?: I would love to visit Scotland because my ancestors are from the southern region. Plus, I would love to experience the Scottish culture.

What Do You Enjoy Away From Work:  I love gardening, hiking, and spending time outdoors. In the past year, I have taken up soap-making, which has been fun to make and share with friends and family.

Tell Us Something Interesting About You:  I never thought I would work in a school setting. I had initially wanted to go into Sports Medicine and then later Sociology. Through different life experiences, I ended up working in a school environment and I cannot imagine being anywhere else!

What Is Your Favorite Part of Your Job: There are so many parts of my job that I love. I cherish the time I spend in classrooms and working with students in various capacities. I also treasure the friendships I have with my coworkers. I feel that we truly are a family at Bonham.

What Bonham principal Kyle Wiskow says about Kristi Harrison: It is hard to imagine Bonham Elementary without Kristi Harrison! I have witnessed her genuine ability to connect and understand the needs of our students and their families. Under Kristi’s direction, the counseling program at Bonham takes a holistic approach to the education and needs of our students and staff. We love Kristi at Bonham; she is a major reason for our success!