Dr. Elizabeth Molina Morgan
Executive Director, Grad National
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
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Dr. Elizabeth ("Betty”) Molina Morgan is serving in her tenth year as superintendent of the Washington County (MD) Public Schools, a system of wide diversity with a 42% student poverty population. She has worked in a number of senior management roles in Maryland's public schools, including: Chief Academic Officer in the Baltimore City School System; Associate Superintendent in the Frederick County Schools; and four positions in the Montgomery County Schools, where she spent the majority of her earlier career as an administrator.
During her tenure as superintendent, Dr. Morgan has focused on developing innovative and challenging educational opportunities to serve the needs of a wide range of students who attend public schools. She is a passionate advocate for high academic standards and for transforming schools to reach world-class levels.
A native New Yorker and first-generation American, Dr. Morgan comes from a bilingual/bicultural background, speaks Spanish fluently, and has spent much of her personal and professional life supporting the education of students from culturally and ethnically-diverse backgrounds, especially those who live in poverty.
Dr. Morgan has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, honors, and awards for excellence in education, including being inducted into the Circle of Excellence as one of Maryland's "Top 100 Women;” having achieved a "Service Above Self” Rotary award; having been honored as Washington County's 2007 Person of the Year; having been selected a "Hispanic Hero;” and having been named recently The American Association of School Administrators' 2010 National Superintendent of the Year.
She holds a PhD in Administration from American University, in Washington, D.C.