Roy Harris rose through the ranks of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) from teacher to Assistant Principal to head of elementary school science for the entire city, where he was appreciated as an innovator.
After retiring from NYCDOE, he applied his marketing and management skills and subject matter expertise to a new business development post, and helped grow a company that sells leading edge Science and STEM Education programs to schools. Mr. Harris developed a range of materials and presented to schoolteachers and supervisors so they’d buy these programs to teach these much-needed programs to students.
Mr. Harris also filled many of his summers as a key manager and communicator at a popular seasonal sports resort for adults and children for over 20 years.
His love of the “incredible Catskill Mountains,” as he calls it, began with summertime family trips that lasted throughout his youth. He later purchased a home in Narrowsburg and eventually another in Callicoon, which he runs as a successful Airbnb. He markets the property in a way that drives traffic to neighboring businesses and attractions and excites guests about the area.
Between his skill set, financial investment in Sullivan County properties, and lifelong enthusiasm for this “booming sector” of New York, Mr. Harris would be a valuable member of the Board of Directors of the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association.