Warren Morgan, EdD Urban Education Leadership ’16, has been named a White House Fellow for 2016-17. The Fellows come from diverse backgrounds, varied professions, and have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and leadership.
The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give promising American leaders “first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the Federal government, and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs.” This unique opportunity to work within our nation’s government is designed to encourage active citizenship and a lifelong commitment to service. The Fellows take part in an education program designed to broaden their knowledge of leadership, policy formulation, and current affairs. Community service is another essential element of the program, and Fellows participate in service projects throughout their year in Washington, D.C.
From the White House press release:
Warren Morgan, Cleveland, OH, served as the Academic Superintendent for Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s turnaround (investment) schools. In this role he led principals in common core instructional leadership and collaborated with stakeholders to ensure the fidelity of the Cleveland Plan, which seeks quality schools for Cleveland students. Under his leadership, schools achieved significant gains in literacy and attendance, outperformed the district’s graduation rate, and decreased suspensions. Prior to working in education, he worked for the Illinois Senate as a Bill Analyst. After working in public policy, he joined Teach for America as a Science teacher in St. Louis, MO. He then served as a high school principal with Chicago Public Schools where dramatically improved the school’s performance from a level 3 probation status for the first time in nearly 20 years. In 2009, Warren was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Warren is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Butler University, where he served as student body president and was selected a Butler Top 10 student; an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri St. Louis; and an Ed.D. in Urban Education Leadership from the University of Illinois-Chicago.