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District 15 Administrator Selected as the Illinois PTA Outstanding Administrator of the Year

Dr Morris with students

District 15 Administrator Selected as the Illinois PTA Outstanding Administrator of the Year

Each year, the Illinois PTA receives nominations from local PTA units recognizing the outstanding contributions of their volunteers, teachers, and administrators to the PTA mission. This year, Dr. David Morris, Principal at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, was selected as the 2023 Illinois PTA Outstanding Administrator of the Year! 

In Dr. Morris’s nomination, his PTA shared, “Dr. Morris is an exceptional educator who has made a profound impact on the lives of students and families at Pleasant Hill Elementary. His commitment to building positive relationships with students has resulted in a safe and inclusive environment where students feel valued and empowered to learn and grow. One of Dr. Morris's greatest strength is his ability to recognize and build on students' individual differences and strengths. Dr. Morris also recognizes the importance of strong communication between parents, students, and educators and takes an active role in working with the PTA to ensure that all events, news, and projects are inclusive and transparent. His positive attitude and commitment to building relationships have had a profound impact on the school's culture, creating a sense of belonging and inclusivity that is felt by everyone. Dr. Morris' support of the PTA has been outstanding, and without his efforts, the community would not be able to come together as effectively.”

Dr. Morris shared, “To me, our PTA is so much more than a group that hosts events for our families, it is an organization that provides opportunities for a strong school community and a place where students and their families can be proud of.  School is a place where families can come together, a place for children to see that connection can happen outside the school day, and a place where families partner to be there for each other.  At Pleasant Hill, this is the type of place that we have, thanks to the strong partnership between my staff, PTA, and families.”

District 15 is so proud of Dr. Morris’s commitment to connecting with his students, staff, and families at Pleasant Hill. Congratulations Dr. Morris!

May 1, 2023