After weeks of interviews, the Montgomery ISD board of trustees named Heath Morrison as their lone finalist for the superintendent position on June 30.

Morrison began as a teacher in another Montgomery County—The Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. From there, he became superintendent for the district, then superintendent for Washoe County School District and then Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

“We wanted the absolute best,” MISD President Jim Dossey said. “This guy is unbelievable.”

Morrison joined the June 30 board meeting via Zoom to deliver a brief statement.

“I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity to come and join this community,” he said.

The former superintendent, Beau Rees, left the district after being named Weatherford ISD’s new superintendent. WISD is located 20 miles west of Fort Worth.

Ann Dixon has served as MISD’s interim superintendent.

The board began its search for a search firm in April and ultimately selected the firm Thompson and Horton, Dossey said. After multiple candidate interviews, the board narrowed their search to one candidate, Morrison, and spoke to 20 of his references, Dossey said.

“This board has been very unified on the process of going through this,” he said.