Trustees Give Superintendent Morrison Exemplary Marks
The Board of Trustees honored Dr. Heath Morrison at his last Board meeting with Washoe County School District (WCSD), giving him a standing ovation and a unified ‘exemplary' status on his end-of-year superintendent evaluation.
Out of the areas he was evaluated for – District leadership, instructional leadership, organizational leadership and management skills, parent/community outreach and overall communications, and personal and professional ethics and Board relationships – Morrison received ‘exemplary' marks across the board. The superintendent's evaluation is connected to the goals and priorities of the District's strategic plan, Envision WCSD 2015 – Investing In Our Future.
"We have nothing but gratitude for what you have done at Washoe County School District," Board member Dr. Barbara McLaury said at the meeting. "Your vision of social justice has been transparent in the ways you valued all of the 63,000 students in our District and encompassed the entire spectrum of diverse student populations in your decision-making. It has been an honor to work with you."
According to Board of Trustees President Ken Grein, Morrison is a recognized ‘tour de force' who did so much good in raising student achievement, fostering communication throughout all levels of the community, and developing a culture of respect between administrators, teachers, and staff.
"The many relationships that Heath has built with constituents along with our improved student achievement results have culminated in a positive change in the perception the community has of our school district. Moreover, Dr. Morrison has provided exceptional and critical leadership at the state level by working with our state leaders linking the importance of building and investing in a strong statewide educational system with the revitalization of Nevada's economy," the Board wrote in its evaluation.
The meeting on June 26 was Morrison's last Board meeting before becoming the superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina.
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