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Meet the Academic Dean: Mr. Mark Morgan

December 2nd, 2019

I am originally from Collinston, Louisiana, and I attended Northeast Louisiana University, where I earned a B.S. in Construction Management. I was also commissioned in the US Army as an Ordinance Officer. Later on, I earned a Masters of Arts degree from American Military University, with a focus on Land Warfare. I’ve served 5 years active duty and 5 years in the Pennsylvania National Guard. I have two daughters, Brook and Emily, with my wife, Nichol. Aside from working with students, I enjoy reading and golfing.

I worked as a faculty member and administrator for 24 years at Carson Long Military Academy. I worked many jobs there, including: building officer, teacher, coach, head of the Middle School, Vice President of Administration and Finance, Interim President, and Academic Dean/Headmaster. I taught multiple subjects including middle school math, physical science, algebra, business, and multiple military history classes.

Once Carson-Long closed, I was hoping to find a position similar to what I had been doing for the past 24 years, and that’s when my sister saw the Academic Dean job posting for Southern Prep. I got the job in July 2018, and have loved it ever since. This job reminds me a lot of my old school and allows me to continue doing what I love, changing students’ lives by showing them how to live up to their potential. 

When I arrived at Southern Prep, we were in an accreditation year, so I made it my goal to complete this successfully. My goal was achieved and we passed our accreditation with above-average scores so we can continue our mission in educating young men. My current goal is continuing to separate Southern Prep from other boarding schools by adding more Virtual Reality courses and continuing our partnership with the Edward Bell Career Technical Center. I look forward to seeing what other great opportunities we can provide for the cadets to help them succeed not only at Southern Prep, but beyond.

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