Buddy Harris

Director
Office of Innovation

Buddy Harris is the director of the Office of Innovation at the Ohio Department of Education where his portfolio includes Ohio’s competency-based education pilot, STEM school designation, the Purple Star designation for military-friendly schools, and the Innovation Lab Network among many other projects and initiatives. Having joined ODE in 2014 as Senior Policy Analyst, Buddy has helped shape state-level policy that promotes innovative practice to support personalized learning. He is a proud Tar Heel and former Strategic Data Project Fellow at the Center for Education Policy at Harvard University.



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