Pranvera (Veda) Harris

Waterbury, Connecticut

Pranvera “Veda” Harris is a social studies educator with a career spanning over two decades. Veda earned her bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in English and Political Science from Post University, and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Bridgeport. Seeking further professional growth, she completed the requirements for a 6th Year degree in Educational Leadership, preparing herself for leadership roles in the educational system.

Veda taught U.S. history to 7th and 8th-graders, and civics, U.S. history, and an Early College Experience (ECE) American Studies course affiliated with the University of Connecticut, at JFK High School in Waterbury.

She is currently the K-12 Social Studies Supervisor for Waterbury Public Schools.

Veda’s passion for inclusion and diversity in the curriculum led her to be part of the Advisory Group when Connecticut became the first state in the nation to mandate all high schools to offer an African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino course. As an active participant in the curriculum development process, she ensured that Waterbury was at the forefront of implementing this important addition to the education system.

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