December 30, 2011
With 2011 drawing to a close, The Herald-Mail this week took a look back at some of the stories the newspaper published during the year and followed up on some of those stories to provide a glimpse of what happened next. Ex-supe 'devoted' to new job The story: Elizabeth Morgan retired as superintendent of Washington County Public Schools in February and took a job as head of a national dropout prevention initiative. The update: Morgan does a lot of traveling and gives speeches as executive director of the America's Promise Alliance's Grad Nation initiative.
February 6, 2002
Schools get new superintendent By TARA REILLY email@example.com The Washington County Board of Education ended an eight-month search for a schools superintendent Tuesday night by signing a four-year contract with former Baltimore City Public Schools chief academic officer Elizabeth Morgan. continued Morgan, 58, will earn $120,000 a year beginning July 1. The School Board also will pay Morgan a $500 a month car allowance. The board approved the contract 7-0. The School Board will not require Morgan, who lives in Middletown, Md., in Frederick County, to reside in Washington County while she serves as superintendent, School Board President Edward Forrest said previously.
December 29, 2010
As we did back in 1985, The Herald-Mail recently asked community leaders to predict what Washington County will be like 25 years from now. The following are their visions for 2035: Elizabeth Morgan Superintendent Washington County Public Schools Morgan provided perhaps the most startling prediction, suggesting a major change in education would take place over the next 25 years. "We're going to return to one-room schoolhouses," Morgan said. She said that by 2035, schools will be in the form of telecommuting centers across the county, where students will learn virtually.
November 4, 2002
Morgan a good leader To the editor: I have been very appreciative of the response to my letter to the editor regarding my opinion that magnet schools were a mistake in Washington County. However I am worried that many people have taken my opposition to magnet schools to mean that I believe that the leadership of our county school system is headed in the wrong direction. Nothing could be further from the truth! I am very pleased with the strong leadership and performance of our county superintendent of schools, Elizabeth Morgan.
September 15, 2010
In a ceremony Wednesday morning, the Washington County Retired School Administrators unveiled a portrait of Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan that will hang in the lobby of the school system's central office in honor of Morgan's selection as the 2010 National Superintendent of the Year. "She has truly been a wonderful leader, so this is our small way of saying, 'Thank you, Dr. Morgan, for a wonderful job,'" said Bob Wantz, a member of the Washington County Retired School Administrators steering committee.
September 25, 2005
Name: Arthur Location: Cascade Question: My son is 4 years old. I signed him up for preschool at Smithsburg. My question is, why does my income affect my son's education? He was denied because I make too much money. I don't make too much money; I make enough to get by. We work hard every day and can't afford a private school. How fair is this that two hardworking parents can't get their son a jump-start when others can? I really want to hear your take on this. Thank you. Morgan: The state provides funding for the pre-kindergarten program and specifies certain guidelines that have to do with income and a student's ability to qualify for free and/or reduced-price meals.
November 13, 2010
Washington County has been blessed with some great educators over the years, men and women who were not only assets in their own right, but who were matched perfectly to their time. Through two or three decades they moved education forward, mostly at a calculated pace with which Washington County was comfortable. Comfort will never be a word associated with Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan, who is leaving the system early next year to join a national association.
April 1, 2004
Washington County Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan, center, makes a plea to Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, right, for fair facility funding during a tour of Antietam Academy on Wednesday. Ike Williams, left, is principal of the academy, an alternative high school for at-risk students.
November 30, 1999
Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan and the Washington County Board of Education have agreed to a new contract that will keep her in the school system through the middle part of 2010. Read the full story in Wednesday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
June 30, 2004
Here's how the PenMar Development Corporation's board of directors voted Tuesday on whether to authorize the sale of the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base. For: John Hershey, Elizabeth Morgan, George Griffin, Peggy Bushey, Mike Zampelli, Steve Hull, Bill Mahr, Phil Ulzheimer. Against: Ron Sulchek Abstained: William J. Wivell