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Longtime resident and former educator Mollie Morgan has announced her intent to run for the Mountain Home Public Schools Board of Education. Morgan has taken an active role in the Twin Lakes Community since she moved to Mountain Home nearly 40 years ago.
She is currently the Director of Development for Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and serves as an adjunct instructor for the university.
Morgan explained her reason for seeking the school board position in the following statement:
“Since moving to Mountain Home from Little Rock in 1985, I have personally witnessed and participated in numerous educational programs throughout the school district – from kindergarten to high school. It has been my pleasure to work alongside many gifted educators, engaged community partners and devoted parents. I have had the opportunity to serve in public schools as a parent volunteer, volunteer coordinator, paraprofessional, certified teacher, and as the first executive director of the Mountain Home Education Foundation which continues to advance our students’ success following graduation.
Because of my varied personal experience in the school district, I believe I can bring a unique perspective that will enhance our educational system’s continued growth and our students’ continued success.
My husband and I are proud of the education our three children received at Mountain Home Public Schools. After graduation from MHHS, they each earned college degrees and professional certifications in their chosen fields. Our son-in-law, Chris Floyd, is also an MHHS graduate. I want to ensure that the same quality educational opportunities will exist for future generations of public school students in Mountain Home. If elected to serve, I will devote my attention to student success and growth.”
Morgan graduated from Fairview High School in Camden in 1978. She graduated CumLaude from Ouachita Baptist University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She continued her education at the University of Central Arkansas where she obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
Morgan served for twelve years on the OBU Board of Trustees, has served as chairperson of the Personnel Committee at First Baptist Church of Mountain Home, along with several other committees. She received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce two times and received the ALE Teacher of Year in 2017.
Morgan is married to local attorney Roger Morgan (MHHS class of 1978). Her children are Marci Morgan Jeter of Stuttgart (MHHS class of 2005); Emily Morgan Floyd of Mountain Home (MHHS class of 2008); and Robert Morgan II (2012) of Little Rock. She has five grandchildren: Morgan, William, Joseph, Caroline, and Madelyn.