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Indianapolis Public Schools Hires Chief Academics Officer

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) has named Warren Morgan, Ed.D., its new Chief Academics Officer. Morgan will support all aspects of the Curriculum & Instruction, Performance & Continuous Improvement, Postsecondary Readiness and Unified Student Supports teams. 

Among other things, he will build the capacity of teachers, support personnel and school administrators to implement effective instructional programs that assess and respond to the academic needs of every student. Morgan will report directly to IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson and serve as a member of her executive leadership team.

Morgan most recently served as the executive director for Teach For America (TFA) – St. Louis. In that role, he impacted a network of 600 TFA teachers and alumni, spanning 12 school districts, who worked with 20,000 students to improve educational excellence. 

Morgan has also worked for President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump as a prestigious White House Fellow. Before his time in Washington, D.C., he worked as an academic superintendent in Cleveland, where he supervised the city’s turnaround schools. Morgan also served as a high school principal in Chicago Public Schools, where he led a school turnaround and significantly improved outcomes. He taught secondary science in St. Louis through TFA and was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year. 

Morgan earned a doctorate in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago; a master’s in educational administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis; and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Butler University. He also has an executive certificate in nonprofit leadership from Washington University. Morgan is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.