Getting to know the superintendent

November 18, 2002

Name: Elizabeth M. "Betty" Morgan.

Age: 59.

Born: New York City.

Home: Middletown, Md.

Resume: Superintendent of Washington County Public Schools since July 1. Morgan's four-year contract includes an annual salary of $120,000.

  • Morgan took over as interim superintendent on July 1, 2001, two months after former Superintendent Herman Bartlett resigned. She was the chief academic officer and second in command at the Baltimore City school system, on loan for a year to Washington County.

  • Morgan's educational career spans more than 30 years. She started in 1968 as a teacher assistant in New York City. Morgan then worked as a teacher and school system administrator on Long Island, N.Y. She moved to Maryland in 1979 to head the English as a Second Language and bilingual programs in Montgomery County. Morgan went on to become a principal and then community superintendent in Montgomery County, and an associate superintendent in Frederick County, Md. She started work in Baltimore in 1998.

  • Morgan has a Ph.D. from American University in Washington, D.C.

  • The Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals in 2000 named Morgan the Outstanding Educator of the Year. She also received a Service Above Self award from the International Rotary Club of Woodlawn, Md., and the State Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Minority Student Achievement. Morgan was named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2001.
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