Former Rep. Alisha Morgan To Head Charter School

morgan1-300x201Ivy Preparatory Academy, which has three public charter schools in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, has hired former state Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan as their new Executive Director.

Morgan was recently named as executive director of Ivy Preparatory Academies, which serves more than 1,300 students in three metro Atlanta public charter schools. She was appointed by the Board of Directors of IPA to lead the charter network after a national search for a new executive director picked Morgan as a top contender among 100 applicants.

“Ms. Morgan has been very involved with public education in the state of Georgia, especially within the charter school movement,” said Christopher Kunney, chair of IPA’s governing board. “She is very passionate about providing students with a quality education. Her commitment to kids will resonate well with our teachers and the community that we serve. Under her leadership, we will build Ivy Preparatory Academies into a national model for single-gender education.”

On Monday, Morgan will visit with new and returning students during the first day of school at Ivy Prep Gwinnett, which is located at 3705 Engineering Dr. in Peachtree Corners. She will also visit Ivy Prep Kirkwood School for Girls and Ivy Prep Young Men’s Leadership Academy (IPYMLA), which are both housed at 1807 Memorial Dr. in Atlanta.

We wish Ms. Thomas well in her new endeavor.