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Your GAE President

Lisa Morgan is the current President of the Georgia Association of Educators, a state affiliate of the National Education Association. Before taking the helm as the leader of Georgia’s pre-eminent statewide teaching organization, she was a classroom teacher for twenty-one years.

As an early childhood educator, she has taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. For the past nineteen years, she has taught in the Midway community in DeKalb County. First and foremost, she views her role as an educator as inspiring a love of learning and self-confidence in her students. All children who enter her classroom are surrounded with love, encouragement, and a belief in their ability to succeed.

Ms. Morgan has held various positions over the past seventeen years in the Organization of DeKalb Educators, the Georgia Association of Educators, and the National Education Association. As a local and state leader, she has been focused on improving teaching and learning conditions through reductions in class sizes, eliminating the emphasis on standardized testing, and incorporating the professional voice of educators in the policy-making process. She has ended almost every comment to the local board of education with the statement that “A child is more than a test score, a teacher is more than a class average, and a school is more than a CCRPI score.” Her work experiences in schools labeled “failing” and “priority” have led her to champion solutions that address the school community holistically, including the challenges of poverty, transiency, and lack of resources faced by these schools.

Ms. Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Piedmont University, Demorest, Georgia. She is currently completing an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama. Ms. Morgan was born and raised in Athens, Tennessee and attended Athens City Schools and McMinn County Schools. She has resided in the Atlanta area since 1991. In her spare time, she enjoys reading. She cheers (loudly) for all University of Alabama sports teams and has been known to lose her voice during games.

You can contact President Morgan at [email protected].


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The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) is Georgia's premier professional association for public school employees. We are a member-led organization supporting students and educators in Georgia's public schools through grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and legal action.