Biography of Dr. Warren Morgan
As an experienced educator, Dr. Warren Morgan recognizes the potential every child has and that an excellent and equitable education is the window to a world of opportunities for our children. He grew up on Chicago’s south side and attended schools with demographics similar to Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Dr. Morgan has family in Cleveland and worked for CMSD in the early years of the Cleveland Plan as the Network Leader of the Investment Phase 2 schools. Strong teachers, quality educational programs and family support changed the trajectory of his life, which is why he has dedicated his life to ensuring that neither a student’s race, identity, economic status nor zip code determines life outcomes. He is committed to investing in and working with students, teachers, leaders, and the community to deliver a world-class educational experience for children.
As the Chief Academic Officer for Indianapolis Public Schools, Dr. Warren Morgan oversees the academic vision, strategies, and policies of the district that have led to improvement in student performance in English, Math, graduation rates, and school culture indicators. Prior to joining IPS, he served as Executive Director of an education nonprofit in St. Louis. He has also worked for Presidents Obama and Trump as a prestigious White House Fellow.
Warren also served as a high school principal in Chicago, where he led a school turnaround and significantly improved outcomes. He taught secondary science in St. Louis and was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year. He began his career as a bill analyst for the Illinois Senate.
Warren holds a B.A. in Psychology from Butler University, where he served as student body president; a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis; and an Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois–Chicago. He is a Broad Center Fellow for Public Education Leadership at the Yale University School of Management and has an executive certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Washington University in St. Louis.
Warren enjoys spending time with his family, morning workouts, sports, and the arts. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.