Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) Molina Morgan Associate

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Dr. Elizabeth (“Betty”) Molina Morgan, President of The Morgan Education Group, is a consultant to public sector, non-profit and private entities. She currently specializes in helping superintendents to achieve a smooth transition into their new roles. She has been the Chief Education Advisor to America’s Promise Alliance, an organization founded by General Colin and Mrs. Alma Powell, and has consulted and delivered presentations and keynote addresses to a wide range of organizations. Dr. Morgan served for nearly a decade as superintendent of the Washington County (MD) Public Schools, a system of wide diversity with a high student poverty population.  She held a number of leadership positions in Maryland’s public schools, including:   Chief Academic Officer in the Baltimore City School System during the first, major, successful turnaround effort; Associate Superintendent in the Frederick County Schools; and four positions, including Director of ELL/Bilingual Programs, Principal and Area Superintendent in the Montgomery County Schools, where she spent the majority of her earlier career as an administrator.  During her tenure as Superintendent, Dr. Morgan focused on developing innovative and challenging educational opportunities in order to serve the needs of a wide range of students who attend public schools.  She is a passionate advocate for high academic standards and for transforming schools to reach world-class levels in order to prepare students well for college, community, and careers. She believes that it is important for education leaders to take risks, lead courageously, and establish strategic partnerships in order to improve schools for the benefit of all students.

A native New Yorker and first-generation American, Dr. Morgan comes from a bilingual/bicultural background, speaks Spanish, and has spent much of her personal and professional life supporting the education of students from multicultural backgrounds, especially those who live in poverty.  She believes that the “opportunity” gap that exists between various student groups causes achievement gaps; therefore, she has devoted much effort to eliminating opportunity gaps for students by advocating for equity, school choice, and access to a range of academic options, programs, and experiences that can develop a young person’s potential.

Dr. Morgan has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, honors, and awards for excellence in leadership, including being the first, and only, superintendent from Maryland to be named National Superintendent of the Year in 2010 by The American Association of School Administrators; being singled out as one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women;” and having been the recipient of both the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Education Award, and the Carver Foundation’s “Child of America” Award. She was honored in 2013 by the NFL and Baltimore Ravens for her leadership work on behalf of the Hispanic community of Maryland.

She holds a PhD in Administration from American University, in Washington, D.C., and is a proud graduate of the City University of New York, Queens College Campus.