Jennifer Harris, Senior Vice President at Texas Bank and Trust and a community volunteer, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Heroes for Children Award for District 9 from the State Board of Education.  Harris is one of only 15 awardees statewide who will be given such honor by the State Board of Education (SBOE).  Awardees will receive a plaque and a resolution at the State Board of Education board meeting on September 14, 2018.

Jennifer Harris has been a long standing advocate for Pine Tree ISD. She is a past president of the Pine Tree Education Foundation and has served on the board since 2010. In addition to her volunteer commitment with Pine Tree ISD, Jennifer is also active in the Longview community. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Longview, a member of the President’s Advisory Council of LeTourneau University, and volunteering with organizations such as Buckner Children & Family Services, the Crisman School, and Longview 2020. Jennifer was named a 2014 Star Over Longview by Longview Regional Hospital for her compassion and lobe for all she does for the Longview Community.

Jennifer has volunteered for Play it Safe East Texas, an event offering free heart scans to area teens. This screening can help detect the heart conditions that bring down healthy teens during or just after an athletic event.

This coupled with the fact that my stepchildren and their friends are young athletes weighed heavy on me so I wanted to try and help kids in our community that perhaps have undiagnosed heart conditions.” She also volunteers with the Greater Longview United Way to support Day of Action specifically working with the Boys and Girls Club with her employer.

Jennifer is a native of East Texas and the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Texas Bank and Trust. Jennifer has been employed with Texas Bank and Trust since February 2009. She is married to Scott Harris and has two children PTISD and a 2017 graduate of PTISD who is currently a student at Texas Tech.

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