May 11, 2023
Welcome, Dr. Morgan!
On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, after an extensive process that spanned over six months, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board and Mayor Justin M. Bibb announced the next District Superintendent/CEO, Dr. Warren Morgan.
As was shared in a letter to the community from CMSD Board Chair Anne Bingham on April 20th, Dr. Warren Morgan grew up on Chicago’s South Side and attended schools with demographics similar to CMSD. He worked for CMSD as Network Leader for the District’s Phase 2 Investment schools from July 2014 through August 2016. In his current role as the Chief Academic Officer for Indianapolis Public Schools, Dr. Morgan oversees the academic vision, strategy, and policies of the district. Previously Executive Director of an education nonprofit in St. Louis, Dr. Morgan was a White House Fellow under U.S. Presidents Obama and Trump. He earned an Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Cleveland Transformation Alliance Executive Director, Meghann Marnecheck, was on hand to welcome Dr. Morgan back to Cleveland. “We are excited to be a part of the ‘passing of the baton’ to the next CEO,” said Marnecheck. “The strength of The Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools is evident in the interest from school leaders across the country to become the next CEO. Navigating this leadership transition will further show the strength of the Plan. We are eager to continue the work and progress that has already been made since 2012 when The Cleveland Plan was approved.”
Thank you to outgoing CEO Eric Gordon for his passion, dedication, and giving of himself to all Cleveland students. Dr. Morgan has big shoes to fill, but we are confident he will rise to the challenge.
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