Harris Ferrell



Harris Ferrell has spent his professional career scaling early-stage to mid-sized education companies (for-profit and not-for-profit). Harris joined Orijin in January 2018, building out the leadership team and leading the company into its new phase of growth. Prior to Orijin, Harris was the Chief Operating Officer at Achievement First where he was on the executive team for 10+ years helping grow the network of charter schools from 2500 students to well over 14,000 students. Before Achievement First, Harris was a co-founder of AdvancePath Academics, a company that designed and operated high school academies for disengaged and out-of-school youth. Harris went to Yale as an undergraduate and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked in education in many different facets: he was a classroom teacher through Teach For America, designed education software at SchoolNet, and was an investor in educational ventures at NewSchools Venture Fund.