KC Harris has been teaching drama and dance on the high school, university and community theater levels. She has directed over 150 productions, received her B.A. in theater and dance from Baldwin Wallace University, Master's degree in theater from Penn State University, and began her Doctoral study at Northwestern University in children's theater. She performed and toured in plays and musicals with Encore Productions, Bread and Circus Theater, SCLO, and Laguna Playhouse. She served for six years as the Pennsylvania State Director for the International Thespian Society and was awarded the city and county teacher of the year in 1988 and 1990. She was the 1997 Los Angeles County Music Center's Bravo Finalist for Arts Excellence in Drama and was recognized as a 1997 Distinguished Woman of Orange County. She was awarded the Arts Educator of the Year 2002 from Arts Orange County and the 2008 California Educational Leadership Award. She is the 2008 SVUSD Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Harris is also an adjunct faculty member at Cal State Fullerton, UCI, and Saddleback College and is a member of the teaching staff at the Laguna Playhouse. She is the founder of CTE - The Children's Theater Ensemble and producer/writer of children's musicals including "Don't Just Tell Your Teddy Bear" and "The Drug Wizard and His Wheezers" She currently teaches Drama 1, 3, 4, IB Theater, Stagecraft, Musical Theatre and Dance Production and is the Orange County Cappies Chairperson 2004-present, OC RoleAbout Festival Chairperson/Co-creator.