Gene Morgan to Succeed Wayne Nicol Beginning with 2011-2012 School Year
After an intensive interview process with a screening committee and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Cox, Gene Morgan has been selected as the new principal at Mountain Ridge High School. Morgan will replace Wayne Nicol who retired at the conclusion of the 2010-2011 school year.
Gene has served as one of the assistant principals at Mountain Ridge since its inception in 2007, however, he began his career with the Allegany County Public School System in 1980 as a social studies teacher at Beall Junior-Senior High School where he remained until 1984. He then transferred to Mt. Savage School where he taught geography until 1988. Mr. Morgan finished his teaching career in ACPS at Washington Middle School as a social studies teacher until 1997.
In the fall of 1997 Gene became the administrative assistant at Washington, a position he held until 1999. While at Washington, Morgan also assumed the position of assistant principal until 2005. He was the assistant principal at Westmar High School until 2006 and then the acting principal until 2007, the final year of the school’s existence.
Gene is a graduate of Frostburg State University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in social studies and a Masters of Education degree in administration and supervision in 1980 and 1997 respectively.
Morgan is extremely pleased about his recent appointment. “I am excited and honored to be given the opportunity to be principal of Mountain Ridge High School. I am looking forward to working with the Mountain Ridge faculty and staff, its students, and the community as we continue to strive to make Mountain Ridge High School the best high school in the state.”