Alfreda Harris has devoted her career to ensuring the success of all students -- in the classroom, in the community, and on the athletic field. The Massachusetts Secondary School Athletic Directors Association recently presented Ms. Harris with the Distinguished Service Award for her tireless work on behalf of student athletes, particularly young women. Ms. Harris was first appointed to the Boston School Committee in 1993 and is its longest serving member. Her distinguished career includes serving as Deputy Commissioner of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and head women’s basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Emerson College and Roxbury Community College. Ms. Harris was also a founder and former administrative director of the Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury.