Former Montgomery ISD Superintendent Heath Morrison will begin his new role as CEO of Teachers of Tomorrow, the nation’s largest alternative certification program for teachers, organization officials announced in a July 26 news release.

What you need to know

Morrison announced his resignation from MISD on July 12, and the MISD board of trustees named Amy Busby, assistant superintendent of student services and innovation, to serve as interim superintendent following Morrison's departure.

Morrison begins his new role with Teachers of Tomorrow on Aug. 1, according to the release. He previously served as MISD superintendent since July 2020.

The background

Teachers of Tomorrow was established in 2005 to provide teacher services, including accredited precertification training, research-based test preparation and ongoing professional development, according to the release.

What they're saying
  • “I have always sought the opportunity to make a positive impact on public education, add value to the heroic work being done by teachers across the country and improve the quality of education for all children. The teacher shortage is the biggest challenge facing public education today, and I am energized to now be in a position to help solve it,” Morrison said in the release. “As the largest alternative certification program in the country, Teachers of Tomorrow has the capacity to not only ensure that more classrooms open this school year with a credentialed teacher in place but also ensure that these educators have the preparation and training needed to make a positive impact for their students.”
  • “As an educator, award-winning superintendent and proven executive, Heath has a deep understanding and appreciation for the needs of our candidates and the districts we support,” said Peter Cohen, chair of Teachers of Tomorrow’s board of directors, in the release. “Heath knows first-hand the effects of the teacher shortage on Texas schools and what it takes to solve it. Teachers of Tomorrow is uniquely positioned to meet this challenge, and with Heath’s blend of passion and experience he is the perfect candidate to lead our organization.”