Denis Harper

7th Grade Core

About Denis

Denis Harper joined The Heights faculty in 2019. He teaches seventh grade core and is a mentor to middle school students. Denis graduated from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) in 1979 where he majored in Psychology. In 1984 he completed his graduate work at the Catholic University of America and earned a masters degree in psychology. Denis joined his father and brother at Summit Group, LLC, a brand marketing company, in 1980 and served in several sales and marketing leadership positions including the CEO through 2017 and he is currently a member of the Summit Group board of directors. He has also served on several boards including The Heights School and the Youth Leadership Foundation. Denis has been a religion teacher serving the Holy Redeemer parish families for over 12 years as part of the Archdiocese of Washingtons CCD program. Denis and his wife, Maribeth, have been married for 35 years and they have three sons (all Heights grads), one daughter and six grandchildren. His interests included giving talks and instruction to married and engaged couples at the Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, reading and traveling.