Heath Morrison got across-the-board top marks on his last job evaluation from the Washoe County school board before leaving to become superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
The board rated Morrison exemplary in every category, and noted a long list of state and national awards he had brought to the district in Reno, Nev.
The many relationships that Heath has built with constituents along with our improved student achievement results have culminated in a positive change in the perception our community has of the school district, the written review says. Heath Morrison is a recognized tour de force!
There was no performance bonus attached to the final review, a Washoe County spokeswoman said. The review was released Wednesday, Morrisons last day in Reno. He starts work in Charlotte on Monday, though he has already made four working visits.
Also Wednesday, interim Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh sent a farewell email to CMS employees thanking them for their work. He said preliminary data for 2011-12 show an increase in schools showing high growth and a 2 percent increase in the graduation rate, to about 75 percent.
All of you should take pride in that academic growth and in our successful year, because all of you had a role in it, he wrote.
Hattabaughs interim contract paid him $190,000 in salary for the past years work and authorized a lump-sum payment of $35,000 at the end of the year. Hattabaugh plans to leave CMS and return to Florida.
Read Morrisons job review and Hattabaughs farewell at obspapertrail.blogspot.com