Full Biography

Dr. Morcease J. Beasley
was elected by the Clayton County Board of Education on May 8, 2017 to serve as Superintendent of Clayton County Public Schools.  Prior to his appointment, Dr. Beasley served as Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) Chief School Improvement Officer.   As Superintendent, Dr. Beasley leads one of the top 100 largest school districts in the nation and the fifth largest school system in the state of Georgia with over 54,000 diverse students, 7,300 employees, and 65 learning sites and educational programs.  

Nationally known as an innovative leader and instructor, Dr. Beasley has over 20 years of dedicated service toward the instructional practices and the education of young people. Throughout his career, he has held numerous positions at every level of public school education beginning as a high school Mathematics teacher; assistant principal; high school principal; Executive Director for Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Learning and Federal Programs. He also held the position as Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning; Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and School Leadership. Dr. Beasley is considered a renowned transformational educator and instructional leader with proven success in both large urban and suburban school districts. 

Through a strong will for educational excellence and effective leadership, Dr. Beasley is recognized for developing and implementing strategies that consistently improve student academic achievement, increase graduation rates and employee morale, while strengthening family engagement and community support of schools. 

As a result of his commitment to the academic advancement of children and instructional leadership, Dr. Beasley has received notable accolades and multiple recognitions by numerous organizations. Most recently, he was selected as one of 100 recipients of Samford University’s Centennial Life-Long Learning Award. Additionally, he was selected as DeKalb’s Administrator of the Year by the DeKalb School Counselors Association and is a two time recipient of the distinguished Golden Apple Outstanding Administrator Award by Samford University.  

Dr. Beasley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education from Samford University located in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, he holds an Educational Specialist as well as a Doctorate degree in Education with an emphases on Educational Leadership from Samford University. Dr. Beasley has also completed Harvard University’s Public Educational Leadership Program.

In addition to dedicating much of his life as a professional educator, Dr. Beasley has a devout love for his family and ministry.  He enjoys traveling, swimming, reading, writing, horseback riding, cooking and entertaining family and friends.  Dr. Beasley also has an adoration for the arts and politics and likes to attend sporting events.