Dear Orvis Risner Families,


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year!  My name is Kyle Harrison and I am the principal at Orvis Risner Elementary.  I am thrilled to be joining the Orvis Risner Family this school year.  I have heard countless positive things about the students, staff, families, and the Orvis community as a whole.  I can’t wait to jump in and continue the wonderful things already taking place here.  This is my 15th year in education.  Nine of those years will have been as a school administrator, with the other six as a classroom teacher.


Orvis Risner is a Conscious Discipline School.  Conscious Discipline creates a compassionate school culture which has proven to increase self-regulation, sense of safety, connection, empathy and intrinsic motivation in both children and adults.  We work to build a strong school family.  Students are celebrated for talents they bring to the school and their classroom families.  Teaching at Orvis Risner is a work of the heart.  Our mission is to foster citizenship, leadership and scholarship in a safe and positive environment.  I look forward to working alongside a dedicated staff and community to bring this mission to life on a daily basis.


Orvis Risner Elementary is an integral part of the Edmond community, and I am excited to be a part of that tradition.  Please know that you are always welcome to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  Together, we can assist our students in becoming tomorrow’s leaders!




Kyle Harrison