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Dr. Heath E. Morrison became Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in July 2012, joining CMS from the Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada, where he was Superintendent. In October 2013, Dr. Morrison unveiled a revised strategic plan for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Strategic Plan 2018: For a Better Tomorrow identifies six goals for the district. It places a strong focus on academic achievement, graduation rates and preparing students for post-secondary success. In the 2012-2013 school year, the graduation rate at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools rose to 81 percent, up nearly five percentage points from a year earlier. Dr. Morrison was named Superintendent of the year in 2011 by the Nevada Association of School Superintendents and also by the Nevada Association of School Boards. In 2012, he was named National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. He holds a Doctorate in Educational Policy and Planning and a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Maryland. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Government from the College of William and Mary. Dr. Morrison is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.