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Dr. Morcease J. Beasley

Dr. Morcease J. Beasley was appointed 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 nation’s top 100 largest school districts and the fifth-largest school system in the state of Georgia with more than 55,000 diverse students, 7,300 employees, a $728 million general budget, and nearly 70 learning sites and educational programs. 

Nationally known as an innovative leader and instructor, Dr. Beasley has over 25 years of dedicated service in instructional and organizational 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 transformational educator and instructional leader with proven success in the supervision of 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 scholastic success of children and instructional leadership, Dr. Beasley has received notable accolades and multiple recognitions by numerous organizations. Most recently, he was selected as the 2019 Georgia Superintendent of the Year by Leadership Team USA. Additionally, he was presented with Georgia State University’s 2019 Partnership Award during the University’s’ Fall Commencement Ceremony and was recognized as one of 100 recipients of Samford University’s Centennial Life-Long Learning Award. Furthermore, among many other prestigious awards and commendations, Dr. Beasley 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 emphasis 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 enjoys recreational time with his wife and four children. He is also described as a dynamic leader in ministry, an outstanding mentor, a notable author, as well as a strong supporter of the arts and a variety of social awarenesses.