Darlene Harris is currently a member on the National PTA Board of Directors. She also serves as National PTA’s Field Service committee chairperson. In addition to her service at the national level, Harris is the Pennsylvania PTA State Membership Chair, as well as the immediate Past President at Eastlake High School PTSA, which serves over 1,000 members.
Harris has been involved with PTA for over 15 years. Previously, she held positions including National PTA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee member, California PTA Membership Commission member, European PTA Membership Director and founding member of the Eastlake High School PTSA.
Outside of PTA, Harris’ service includes volunteering as a PGA Farmers Insurance Open Hospitality Ambassador Lead and Penn State Reads committee member. She is a current Penn State student pursuing her undergraduate degree in Business.
She has been honored with numerous awards, including recognition for PTA membership growth during the years 2009, 2010, 2014 - 2017, the Navy Meritorious Public Service Award for period 2007 – 2010, European PTA President’s Award for Community Service, European PTA Unit of the Year Award in 2009 and Leadership Excellence Award from Toastmasters International in 2006.
Harris is married to US Navy Retired Master Chief Willie Harris. They have two children, Julianne, a student at University of California San Diego and member of the National PTA Youth Engagement Committee, and Davis, who is joining the Marines.