Get to Know Orien Harris, Lovett's Student Success Coordinator
Q&A with Lovett Student Success Coordinator, Orien Harris
Orien has been part of the Lovett community for four years and has recently stepped into the new position of Student Success Coordinator. Before coming to Lovett, Orien was an All-American football player at the University of Miami and played on the winning 2001 National Championship team. After college he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played in the NFL for five years. As well as being a valued member of the Lovett family as a current employee, Orien had familial ties to Lovett even before joining the Lovett faculty and staff; his college sweetheart and wife, Alexandra Jackson, is a Lovett alumna from the Class of 2002.
In his Student Success Coordinator role, Orien shares that, "My daily goal is to build positive relationships with students across all grades and to ensure that they feel seen and heard for who they truly are. I will also focus on implementing Lovett’s Core Values and locate any patterns where the school can improve the student experience." In addition to his role as Student Success Coordinator, he will continue to serve as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach, Varsity football coach, middle school P.E. teacher, co-teacher for 9th grade English, and a member of the DEI and Civic Engagement teams. While reflecting on his time at Lovett and looking forward to future goals, Orien conveyed that "It has been wonderful to be part of such an incredible community!"
Orien Fun Facts!
What is the trip you most want to take, but haven’t yet? Japan!
Who was your role model growing up? My parents
What’s your favorite hobby? I love doing various types of workouts, especially martial arts. I have a Black Belt in Shidokan Karate.
One thing on my bucket list is to … Climb Machu Picchu!
If I could only read one book, it would be ... “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football” by John Urschel
The meal I look forward to most is ... My parents are from Jamaica, so I grew up loving any home cooked Jamaican food.