Dr. Warren G. Morgan II
CEO, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Dr. Warren Morgan is Chief Executive Officer for Cleveland Metropolitan School District. As CEO, he leads one of the largest school systems in the state of Ohio of nearly 40,000 students and over 6,500 staff members. He was appointed by Cleveland Mayor, Justin Bibb in the summer of 2023.
As an experienced educator, Warren 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 in Chicago’s south suburbs. Prior to his current post as CEO of Cleveland schools, he served as Chief Academic Officer for Indianapolis Public Schools, where he led the academic vision, strategy, and policy of the district that have led to improvement in student performance.
Some of his previous leadership posts include serving as Executive Director for Teach For America in St. Louis, a high school principal in Chicago Public Schools, secondary science teacher in St. Louis where he was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and he began his career as a bill analyst for the Illinois Senate.
One of the highlights of his career was being selected as a White House Fellow in 2016, where he had the opportunity to serve in both President Obama and President Trump’s administrations. He was placed in the US Department of Education and worked closely with US Secretary of Education Dr. John King. He has the honor of serving on the White House Fellows Foundation Association Board of Directors currently.
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 an alum of the 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 St. Louis. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Inc.