Dr. Chris Morgan, MD, Family Practice specialist and vice president of the Stuttgart School District board, was honored at the regularly scheduled school board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11 for his dedication and service to the Stuttgart Public School Board of Education from 2010 to 2020.
“From the Stuttgart School District, in service to education, I would like to present this token to Dr. Chris Morgan in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to the Stuttgart Public School Board of Education from 2010-2020,” said board president, Napoleon Davis Jr. “He’s been here a long time.”
Dr. Morgan assisted in bridging community gaps and played a vital role in the passing of the first millage. Dr. Morgan’s influence brought technology to the education system to advance the education of the students in the district.
Colleagues expressed how Dr. Morgan’s presence would be missed, especially when it comes to important decision-making.
“I value his input on our board,” said Stuttgart School District Superintendent, Rick Gales. “He is very thoughtful in his comments, very level and he keeps his cool.”
Board president Napoleon Davis Jr. praised Dr. Morgan for his excellence over the years as a board member.
“I enjoyed working with Dr. Morgan,” said Davis. “He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of concern for the welfare of the district.”
Dr. Morgan, who has had family members in the district since 1967, stated his involvement in the district would continue.
“I will continue to support the district from the outside,” he said. “There have been 13 of my family members through this district through the years and more to come. The right thing to do is to give back.”
His wife Kimberly Morgan, who is also very active in the school district, agrees.
In a Facebook post, she expresses the importance of community involvement.
“I want to strongly urge our community to get involved,” she writes in her post. “There are so many ways to volunteer your time for our community and students – PTO, Real Men Read, Mentoring Program and Booster Club. These are only a few but find what fits for you and get involved.”
While one chapter will be closing for Dr. Morgan, a new chapter will be beginning for his successor.
Jennifer Payton will be sworn in next month as the new Vice President.
“Mrs. Payton is extremely qualified and will be a huge asset to this district,” said Dr. Morgan. “She does have young children in the district and she has a real desire to help the district move forward. I am so excited and thankful for her to step up.”
Dr. Morgan thanked the school board, teachers, faculty and staff for all of their hard work and dedication to the district.
“I believe it’s so important to support your school district. I’ve been here 10 years,” said Dr. Morgan to a room of teachers, parents and students. “The young folks in this room, I encourage you, wherever you end up in life, support your local school system because we are as only good as our teachers, administrators, our school board but also the community. I hope I have been a positive influence in this district.”