Meet the Board Members

David Morgan - Post 3

David L. Morgan began his first term on the Board of Education in January 2009. He is an educator and advocate for children. After spending more than a decade as a teacher, Morgan made history in November 2008 by becoming the first African-American male to be elected to the Cobb County Board of Education, and he did so in his first attempt at a public office. A native of Atlanta, Morgan earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Grambling State University in 1993 and a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University in 1996. He began his teaching career with Atlanta’s Head Start program in 1994, and began teaching English at Decatur High School in 1996. While teaching at Decatur, he founded I AM, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provided tutoring, enrichment and mentoring services to more than 500 youths between the ages of five and 16. The highlight of Morgan’s teaching career occurred during his tenure at the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Academy in Atlanta, where he taught Reading and Language Arts. While at KIPP, Morgan emerged as the only teacher in the entire school to receive an excellent rating for his teaching ability by an independent panel of international evaluators. He later rose to become principal of the charter school and is credited with maintaining academic excellence amid the many challenges the school and its students faced. He is particularly proud of the fact that his school earned state recognition for the greatest gain in CRCT scores during the 2004-2005 school year. Morgan later taught at Lindley Middle School after KIPP closed due to a lack of funding. Morgan is the 2005 recipient of the NAACP’s Education Award. His community involvement includes membership with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Cobb County NAACP. He is a member of Destiny World Church in Austell and is the proud father of Rashaan Khalil and Lailah Camille.

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