Pasadena ISD administrators and community members gathered for a surprise celebration honoring Vickie Morgan for her 30 years of service in the district. Pictured: Memorial High principal Dr. Angela Stallings, Vickie Morgan, Memorial assistant principal Tish Eubanks, and associate superintendent of campus development Dr. Rhonda Parmer.
| Friends and family crowd around Vickie to congratulate her for three decades of service on the board.
The Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees honored Vickie Morgan for 30 years of service to the district during a surprise celebration, May 24.
In 1986, Morgan beat the odds when she became the first elected female trustee in school district history. The woman who started as a homeroom mother at her daughters’ elementary school has continued to serve a record-breaking 30-year tenure in office.
“I put aside all my fears to serve students and this experience has blessed me immensely,” Morgan said. “I couldn’t have done it without the man who stands beside me in everything that I do – my biggest supporter and love of my life, Billy.”
She continued to recognize former and current employees who have impacted her life.
“I think about the people who have made a difference in my life, and I see you right here,” Morgan said. “I have served with an incredible board. Each member has taught me so much over the years and I am grateful to all of them and those who are in this room.”
Morgan was joined by school superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell, district administrators, family, and former superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis, who expressed warm sentiments about working with Morgan.
“People run for the board for different reasons,” Dr. Lewis said. “Those who are going to be good, run with a purpose, show commitment and make a difference. They are great when they become passionate about their work.”
“Vickie came on board with a purpose. She wanted to make kids the central focus of all we do. She became great when she would see the work that you all do every day and developed that same passion you have for our students. It was a great pleasure to work alongside her and be part of a team who also shares that passion and continues to do what is best for students every day.”
Morgan’s passion for the welfare of Pasadena children has left a stamp of leadership and advocacy on behalf of district students.
“Vickie has played a vital role in implementing special programs for student needs and encouraging new approaches to teaching to keep up with advances in technology,” Dr. Powell said.
Morgan has volunteered through the PTA, where she holds two Texas Life Memberships, a National Life Membership and an Extended Life Membership.
She lends her time and talent as a member of South Main Baptist Church, where she serves as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School director and greeter.
Not one to stay in the limelight, Morgan said her goal throughout her tenure has been to support Pasadena ISD students.
“As long as I am able and know that I am making a difference, I will continue to serve this community,” Morgan said.
Morgan tells the crowd about her experience running for election in 1986 and how she beat the odds.
Former superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis dropped by to say a few words about his experience working with Morgan. Lewis said he started in the district around the same time as Morgan.
Morgan's family joins in the celebration.
Vickie's fellow board members honor her with a plaque. Pictured (from left to right): Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Nelda Sullivan, Jack Bailey, Vickie Morgan, Marshall Kendrick, Mariselle Quijano, Kenny Fernandez, and Fred Roberts.