Heath Morrison, superintendent of Montgomery ISD in Conroe, Texas, has three decades’ worth of experience in public and private education. From serving as John Hanson Middle School’s social studies teacher in 1990 to taking on the role of School Group President for McGraw-Hill Education, Heath Morrison has become a well-rounded education professional.

Today, Heath Morrison is the Superintendent of Schools for Montgomery Independent School District. In the era of COVID-19, Heath has brought the school community together to create a safe, welcoming environment for the entire district.

Heath Morrison has guest-written articles for several publications. Excluding his own blogs, Heath has written for EdSurge, Medium, and Thrive Global.

Heath Morrison – Education

University of Maryland

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration and Supervision

University of Maryland

Master of Education, Educational Administration

William & Mary

Bachelors of Arts, Political Science & Government

Heath Morrison – Experience

Montgomery ISD

Superintendent, 2020–Present

McGraw-Hill Education

President, School Group, 2017–2020

  • Led one of the largest K-12 education companies in the country with 1,400 employees. 
  • Served on CEO’s senior leadership team. 
  • Oversaw expansive portfolio of products, tools, and solutions in core and growing supplemental and intervention markets. 
  • Directed acquisitions and partnerships. 
  • Initiated business unit’s focus on education equity.

Chief Sales Officer, 2017

  • Managed top-line revenue in K-12 core, supplemental, and intervention markets. 
  • Set strategy and planning for sales and operations group at McGraw-Hill School with 750 employees. 
  • Served on school senior leadership team. 
  • Collaborated on new product launches and proactive marketing campaigns. 
  • Aligned financial requirements to industry standards.

Senior Vice President of Educational Policy and Government Affairs, 2014–2017

  • Served as senior leader of large, international education service provider, focusing on development and execution of education policy. 
  • Acted as primary company leader in establishing and fostering relationships with associations, organizations, legislation, trade industry groups, and educational leaders. 
  • Served on senior leadership team.

Washoe County School District

Superintendent, 2009–2012

  • Provided leadership to 94 public schools and eight charter schools serving 65,000 students highly impacted socioeconomically, with 46% of students living in poverty, 20% English-language learners, 42% Hispanic, 46% Caucasian, and 6% African American. 
  • Worked directly with board of trustees to set system direction and expectations. 
  • Oversaw $550,000,000 operating budget. 
  • Created process maps and system dashboard to engage public in school accountability. 
  • Worked with Nevada governor and legislature, writing productive bills on topics such as testing, early childhood, teacher professional standards, accountability frameworks, and resource allocation.

Montgomery County Public Schools

Community Superintendent, 2006–2009

  • Served 34 schools and approximately 23,000 students in a 142,000-student district. 
  • Opened a new school for the district.
  • Oversaw the implementation of technology modernization efforts in all schools. 

Director of School Performance, 2005–2006

  • Worked to improve instructional levels and student performance by collaborating with principals and leadership teams.

Thomas Stone High School

School Principal, 2000–2005

  • Served 2,300 students, 26% of which were economically disadvantaged. 
  • Over the five years Heath Morrison worked in the position, the school saw a 107 point increase on SAT scores.

John Hanson Middle School

School Principal, 1997–2000

  • Served the middle school’s 950 students by obtaining grants to place computers in every classroom.
  • Oversaw a large renovation project.
  • Provided updated materials for all teachers.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher, 1990–1992

  • Taught U.S. and World History to 7th, 8th, and 10th grade classes.

Westlake High School

Vice Principal, 1994–1997

  • Developed and implemented a new master schedule. 
  • Observed and evaluated certified and support staff.
  • Supervised School Improvement Teams and commencement activities.

High School Social Studies Teacher, 1992–1994

  • Taught AP US history, US history, and world history to 10th and 7th grade honors, average, and B-level students. 
  • Prepared and provided multicultural instructional materials for use in the classroom.

Heath Morrison – Awards

  • AASA National Superintendent of the Year, 2012
  • Superintendent of the Year, Nevada Superintendent Association, 2011
  • Maryland Principal of the Year, 2006
  • Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award, 2003

Heath Morrison – Certifications

  • Education Certification, Maryland Department of Education
  • Professional Educator License, North Carolina Department of Education