Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future

Mr. Dave Harris

Assistant Principal


Hello Bobcat Family!

My name is Dave Harris and it is truly an honor to be your new and proud Assistant Principal of Astatula Elementary School.   My educational philosophy is that all students possess God-given abilities that will lead to their success in life.  It's our job to encourage and guide them down that path.  This means that all of OUR students have tremendous potential to do great things in their futures.

I received a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Florida and my Masters of Educational Leadership from Jones International University.  I have been an educator for 15 years.  I have served 9 years as a Math and Science Teacher at Tavares Middle, 1 year at Rimes Elementary as an Instructional Coach, 2 years at Oak Park Middle as an Instructional Dean, and 3 years as an Assistant Principal in the Seminole County School District.  I am so pleased to be back in Lake County.

I’ve been married for 15 years and we have a 6 year old son who is going on 36.  I am also an Associate Pastor at a local church. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching a good movie, listening to music, or exercising.

I look forward to working with you, OUR students, and the wonderful teachers and staff members at Astatula Elementary.

This is going to be an incredible school year!

Mr. Dave Harris