Meet the Morgan Academy Headmaster

Published 3:33 pm Monday, August 30, 2021

For the first time in years, Morgan Academy has a new headmaster.

Dr. Bryan Oliver was hired as Morgan Academy headmaster before the 2021-22 school year. Oliver succeeds Mark Knight.

The Board of Directors  launched a thoughtful and intense process to recruit the strongest candidates , picking five finalist and unanimously  offered the job to Oliver, who accepted the position in July.

Oliver said the school’s family  setting made Morgan Academy a great fit for him.

“I was attracted to Morgan because of the small school family atmosphere,” Oliver   said. “Morgan has been a standard in the Selma community for decades. I am blessed to be a part of the Morgan family.”

The Montgomery native said Morgan Academy’s high standard of academic excellence also stood out.

“I was also impressed with the academic reputation of the school,” Oliver said. “It is important for me to work in an environment where I believe in the mission of the school and can impact the students, families, and faculty/staff in a positive way.

“That is another main reason why I took this job. Morgan has an outstanding faculty, staff, and administration. I am blessed to be a part of the Morgan family.”

Oliver has almost two decades of experience in higher education. He has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Masters and PhD in Higher Education Administration, both at the University of Alabama.

Oliver and his wife, Beth, have two sons: John Rivers is 10 (fifth grade) and Rex is 7 (first grade)