Head of School O.J. Morgan announced today he plans to retire at the end of the 2020-2021. He wrote this to the Bright School Community:
"I became the Head of Bright School in 2004, entering a new phase of my educational career in Chattanooga. Without a doubt, these past 16 years have been some of the happiest of my professional life. As you will see in the video, I've decided to retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. With a year and a half left before that moment, however, I want you to know that I will be dedicating myself to making Bright School even stronger than it is today. We should offer no less to the next Head of School, giving that person a foundation from which to focus on the future. But I will need your help in getting us to that point. While the Board of Trustees has begun putting a search plan into place, we all need to pull together to finish out our Building a Bright Future capital campaign, making sure that we complete our vision of providing our children the best possible place in which to learn. I would be deeply grateful if you would join me in that effort."
Watch Mr. Morgan's video message: https://vimeo.com/370907427
Austin Center '85, Chair of the Board of Trustees, wrote in a letter to the community: "On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank O.J. Morgan for his leadership and dedication, which have left an indelible mark on our community and a lasting impact that will forever define the greatness of Bright School. Our school is stronger because of his tireless efforts these past 16 years, and as we move into the next phase in Bright School’s history, we are forever indebted to a man whose passion for children and education has made Bright School a leader in the community in elementary education and leaves our school in a position of strength as we move forward. The board is in the process of beginning a search for the best new leader for our school, and we look forward to engaging the Bright School community in this important endeavor."