Harvest Elementary

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Mr. Chris Gunnels, Principal      



I am privileged to be the principal at Harvest Elementary.  I am married to Kendall, a Sparkman High School graduate. We have two daughters, Kensley and Adelynne.  Previously, I served as the assistant principal at Madison County Elementary, physical education teacher at Legacy Elementary and Monrovia Elementary.  I also coached football and soccer at Monrovia Middle School.


As principal at Harvest Elementary, my focus is on meeting the needs of our students and faculty.  I am here to be an advocate for the Harvest community. Together we will make Harvest Elementary a place where students feel safe and appreciated.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.



Chris Gunnels




Mrs. Franetta Ryans, Assistant Principal


     I have been in the field of education since 1995. I earned a bachelor's degree from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. I later received a master's degree from A & M in Elementary Education and a master's degree from Samford University in Instructional Leadership. While at Madison Cross Roads Elementary, I taught kindergarten for 12 years and second grade for 8 years. In 2015, I became the assistant principal at Harvest Elementary.  I believe every child can learn, and I am dedicated to making sure all students receive the best education possible.