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Dr. Terry Morawski
Terry Morawski, Ed.D., is in his third year as Superintendent of Fort Smith Public Schools. Morawski has more than 25 years of experience in public education, including his time in Arkansas, as well as in Texas in the Dallas and San Antonio areas. In Fort Smith,he has led the successful completion of the $120 million Millage Construction/Technology Program, workforce initiatives including the Peak Innovation Center and Darby Middle School Health Academy, and the development and implementation of the district’s Continuous Improvement Plan and District Data Scorecard. Under his leadership, FSPS schools have been named model demonstration schools for both professional learning communities by Solution Tree and the Capturing Kids’ Hearts school culture program.
In addition to his administrative work, Morawski has achieved multiple certifications and awards, including participation in the Chamber’s Leadership Fort Smith Program. In 2023, he earned a Level 2 Certification as a Curriculum Auditor. He is currently in the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent Certification Program. In the community, he serves on the Chamber of Commerce Board, the Fort Smith Symphony Board, and is a member of the Fort Smith Noon Rotary Club. Morawski has been married to his wife, Dr. Courtney Morawski, for 24 years. His family also includes two boys - Jackson, a student at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and Lane, a student at the University of Central Arkansas.
Superintendent Morawski believes in fostering strong connections between district administration and the student body. Under his leadership, the Superintendent Stars program recognizes elementary and middle school students for their model behavior in the classroom amongst their peers. The program provides the staff, students, and families with the opportunity to engage directly with the superintendent and school board. Additionally, the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council furthers the superintendent's commitment to inclusivity and student representation by providing high school students with the chance to provide feedback, ideas, and concerns to district staff. Through this initiative, students can develop leadership skills by collaborating with their peers and school administration.