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Successfully blending her expertise in education, politics/public policy and the nonprofit sectors, Alisha Thomas Morgan is one of the nation’s most admirable speakers and transformational leadership coaches. Her success has been lauded through features in Ebony and Marie Claire magazines, as well as the New York Times and CSPAN. Her life’s philosophy, which stems from a quote from Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, states, “Every person is born into this world to do something distinctive and unique and if he or she doesn’t do it, it’ll never be done.” This is what drives her work in her mission to help transform the lives of women and girls who lead.

With a heart’s desire to be a voice, transform public education, and to engage real people in the political process, Morgan made history at age 23 by becoming the first African American elected to the Georgia House of Representatives serving residents of one of state’s largest counties (Cobb). Morgan was elected to six terms. During her tenure, she served on the Education, Appropriations and Health & Human Services Committees.

In addition to her work in the Georgia legislature, Morgan also served as Superintendent of Ivy Prep Academies, a network of all-girls public schools of excellence. As a result of her leadership, she designed and spearheaded the turnaround of the network’s operations, academic achievements and financial strength. Specifically, the Kirkwood campus doubled its state performance score from a 43 to an 85, and across the network of schools, the teacher retention rate went from 20% to 80%.

Morgan is a 2015 graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy and she holds Superintendents’ certification for K-12 schools. She successfully completed Future Chiefs, a highly selected program for educators who aspire to be superintendents, in 2017. Further, Morgan is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and is a national board member for the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights. The wisdom gained from her vast experiences have been chronicled in her book, No Apologies: Powerful Lessons in Life, Love and Politics.

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