Saint Jo ISD Hires Superintendent
The Saint Jo ISD School Board officially hired Mrs. Katie Morman to begin as Saint Jo ISD Superintendent of Schools on June 5, 2022, at the regularly scheduled monthly board meeting held February 16, 2022.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the school board for the incredible honor to serve as the next superintendent of this fantastic district! Through teamwork with the board, administration, and faculty, I plan to see us build on the successes the district has already accomplished. There is no doubt the positive impact our school can play in the continued progress of our great community. I love my Panthers and cannot wait to see what the future holds for the best 1A district in Texas,” Morman said.
Katie Morman has 20-years’ experience in education, with 15 years being at Saint Jo ISD. Most recently she served as the High School Principal, where she has been for the last 9 years. During her leadership as high school principal, the campus has experienced phenomenal student growth, exceptional success in extra- and co-curricular programs, and increased academic performance. Since 2015, the high school student enrollment has grown by an astounding 38%, all while earning an [A] campus rating in the comprehensive Texas Education Agency Academic Accountability System.
Retiring Superintendent, Curtis Eldridge, stated “Mrs. Morman has successfully led the JH/HS campus to becoming a regional leader in academics and student programs. We have students earning extensive college course credit and graduating with an Associate’s Degree from NCTC during their educational career here at Saint Jo. The opportunities provided through Career Tech have expanded greatly, and Saint Jo ISD is now a leader in rural school ag science. These post-secondary initiatives didn’t happen by chance. It took many hours of intense coordination and preparation. Additionally, Katie’s teamwork throughout the recent school bond planning and construction was vital to our successful renovation and expansion of school facilities.” Mr. Eldridge will serve as mentor and consultant during the transition of leadership for Mrs. Morman.
Katie Morman’s career at Saint Jo ISD began in the summer of 2007, when she entered the district as a Junior High/High School Math Teacher. Over the years as Saint Jo ISD teacher, Katie taught every level of math, from 7th Grade to Pre-Calculus. Additional duties while teaching included serving as the Saint Jo ISD Technology Director and HS UIL Director. Katie was able to find substantial financial savings for the district through a review of technology services, as well as implement the district 1 to 1 device program and install the initial district-wide wireless network.
Prior to serving Saint Jo ISD, Katie worked for 5 years at Royse City ISD and Quinlan ISD, in the capacity of High School Math Teacher, Varsity Cheer Coach and Drill Team Director.
Katie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Texas Woman’s University in 2001. She received her Master of Education in School Administration from Lamar University in 2010, followed by Superintendent Certification from Angelo State University in 2015.
Outside of professional life, Mrs. Morman is an active member of the Saint Jo community where she resides with her husband, Shane, and their children. Their son, Logan, graduated from Saint Jo ISD in 2020, and currently attends Texas Tech University. Daughters, Aubrey & Tatum, both attend Saint Jo ISD.