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Heath Morrison Superintendent

Superintendent at Montgomery ISD

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Heath Morrison Superintendent
Charlotte United States (North Carolina)
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About Me
Heath Morrison, Superintendent of Schools at Montgomery ISD, is an education leader from Charlotte, North Carolina. He often blogs about education equity, public policy, and leadership.
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Building and Maintaining Positive Media Relations for Your School District
08 Sep 2022

A superintendent wears many “hats” in their role as the leader of a school district. From academic instruction, to the operations and finances of the organization, the superintendent must have a broad set of skills and expertise that makes them a successful leader in these areas. One skill that is also critical for a superintendent […]

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The Ingredients for Quality Leadership Can Be Found Anywhere
10 Aug 2022

Many people who know me are often surprised when I reference cooking shows when discussing leadership, which is, without a doubt, due to my self-described “palate of a three-year old.” While I may not eat a lot of what I observe on these cooking shows, I am always struck by the leadership lessons that can […]

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Focusing on the Needs of Teachers Entering a New School Year
10 Aug 2022

Schools across the nation are gearing up for the new school year. For leaders in education, the start of a new school year presents new opportunities to re-think how to best support teachers as they deliver a quality academic program that meets the needs of all students in our communities. Ideally, district and campus leaders […]

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School Leaders Should Be Proactive About Gearing up for Legislative Session
14 Jul 2022

State lawmakers across the country are gearing up for their next legislative sessions, which in most states begin in January or February. In upcoming state legislative sessions, there will almost certainly be a significant number of proposals that would have an impact on public education. Everything from finance and budgeting issues, curriculum, safety, testing, vouchers, […]

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Important Considerations for Aspiring Superintendents
14 Jul 2022

I have had the honor of helping a number of aspiring superintendents secure their first position leading a district. As I work with these leaders, I always start with what type of district they are looking for – large, small, urban, rural, etc. Geography is always important, and other factors such as compensation, prestige, and […]

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School District Bond Elections – Reflections From a Successful Campaign in a Difficult Year for Bonds
17 Jun 2022

In the May 2022 Texas uniform election, 124 school districts across the state asked voters to approve bond elections for various capital projects. Of the 124 districts that called for bond elections, there were a total of 205 ballot propositions. Despite the varying needs presented by school districts, a record low number of ballot propositions […]

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Addressing the challenges confronting the teacher profession
12 May 2022

The first week of May is designated Teacher Appreciation Week. Across the country, schools and communities will celebrate their teachers in numerous unique and wonderful ways. However, this annual recognition is somewhat overshadowed this year by the reports coming out about a looming teacher exodus at a time when there is already a national teacher […]

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Being Proactive Rather Than Reactive When Working with Policy Makers
11 Apr 2022

It seems every year, school districts across the country are having to deal with new policies, laws and regulations from either the federal or state policy makers, or often, both. This was true before COVID, and the sheer number of additional pieces of legislation, often in conflict, between state and local lawmakers, have only increased. […]

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Nationwide Challenges Continue to Test the Resolve of School Superintendents
23 Mar 2022

I recently attended The School Superintendent Association’s (AASA) national conference and had the opportunity to interact and engage superintendents from across the country. Some have served for several years in their current roles, while others were newer to the position. What struck me in all of my discussions was the commonality in the challenges and […]

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Your Academic Calendar Development Should be a Process, Not an Event
23 Mar 2022

Each year by the spring, school districts have typically released their approved academic calendar for the upcoming school year. The release of the new academic calendar is an event that is highly anticipated by families and district staff as it provides information needed to plan ahead for the next year. While the release of the […]

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