San Francisco, CA
Background: Steve Morris just completed his 15th year as the Head of The San Francisco School. He has worked as a teacher and administrator in independent schools for the past 28 years. Before starting his work as Head of School, Steve was the Assistant Head of School for four years. Before that, Steve was the Dean of Multicultural Programs at University High School (UHS). In addition to his work in administration at UHS, Steve also taught English, served as the Community Service Learning Co-Director, and coached varsity soccer. His teaching career began at Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, PA, where Steve taught 9th-grade English. Before working in independent schools, Steve was the Executive Director of Summerbridge in Pittsburgh.
Beyond the classroom and school office, Steve has participated and presented at conferences across the country on subjects ranging from school culture to faculty development and DEIJ/antiracism education. This experience has led him to co-create/facilitate a year-long series of workshops for Aspiring Leaders of Color.
In recent years, he participated in the NAIS Deep Dive Summit, which focused on matters of Equity and Social Justice and attended the Klingenstein Fellowship for Heads of School. In the coming year he will participate as a Pahara Fellow. Lastly, Steve has served as a Trustee on numerous Boards including but not limited to: Marin Country Day School (MCDS), The San Francisco Day School, The Urban School of San Francisco, Bay Area Teacher Training Initiative (BATTI), California Teachers Development Collaborative (CATDC) and People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS). He most recently completed his term as the Board Chair of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
Steve holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from Stanford University, where he completed The Principal Fellows Program. He earned his bachelor's degree in English at The College of Wooster. Lastly, he has his Executive Coaching Certificate at the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute through the Haas School of Business.