Superintendent, Washoe County Schools
Dr. Heath E. Morrison is the Superintendent of Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada. The Washoe County School District is the second largest school district in Nevada with approximately 63,000 students enrolled in 94 schools. Morrison previously served as community superintendent for the Down County Consortium in Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland. In this role, he supervised 35 schools, approximately 24,500 students, in some of the most diverse and economically impacted areas of the school system. Morrison also served as principal of John Hanson Middle School and Thomas Stone High School in Charles County, Maryland, and in 2004, was named Maryland’s Principal of the Year. He also served as an adjunct instructor with McDaniel College teaching aspiring administrators. In 2007, he completed his tenure as co-chair of the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ task force on principal preparation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William and Mary, a master’s degree in educational administration and a doctorate degree in educational policy and planning from the University of Maryland. Morrison is a graduate of the 2009 class of The Broad Superintendents Academy. He was named as a finalist for the 2012 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators.