Ron Harris retired after a 40-year career as an educator, including 20 years as director of Lee High’s Drama Magnet Program. Ron received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Montevallo, and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia (Biology) and University of Montevallo (Speech/Theatre). Ron received the 2000 Marion Gallaway Lifetime Achievement Award for Alabama Theatre, the 2006 Huntsville Volunteer of the Year Award, and the 2008 Virginia Hammill Simms Award.
He has won numerous awards for his costume and set designs, and as a director his productions have been awarded state, regional and national high school theatre awards.
Ron adapted his original play, Like Moles, Like Rats, for the screen, with the full-length film released under the title Twenty Years After. Ron is most proud of Upon Their Shoulders: The Merrimack Story, which he researched, wrote, directed and designed for his mentors Debra and Alan Jenkins of Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center.

Ron Harris