Dr. Tom McMorran is motivated by a passion for developing schools into communities of learners and therefore is interested in promoting dialogue, building healthy cultures, collaborating with the larger community on school-to-career planning, auditing expenses via evidence-based budgeting and promoting moral leadership.
Tom has leveraged this passion over a 37 career in public education with tremendous accomplishments. He has taught English for 20 years in some of the highest-performing schools in Connecticut, where he has also held administrative positions including English Department Chair, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Head of School / Principal and Superintendent of Schools. During his tenure as a school administrator, Tom’s school was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Gold Level school, and Tom was named Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools in 2012.
Tom earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College, masters degrees from Southern Connecticut State University and Fordham University and a Doctorate from Seton Hall where he has been named to the Seton Hall University Graduate School Hall of Fame. Tom has served at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's summer institute, "Leadership: An Evolving Vision", as a group facilitator since 2010.
An active member of the Tri-State Consortium, Tom served on the Steering Committee and has led site visits. He was also a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents.