Leander ISD is excited to welcome Keith Morgan, Ed.D., an established district leader, as principal of Vista Ridge High School.

“We are delighted to welcome Keith Morgan as the new principal of Vista Ridge High School. Keith’s impressive leadership background and instructional knowledge will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the Ranger community,” Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., said. “Keith’s passion for a strong school culture, meaningful student connections and engaging academics will build upon the strong relational environment at the Ridge.”

Morgan has served LISD for more than 20 years, most recently as principal of Cedar Park Middle School, a role he entered in 2019. At the same time, he served as an adjunct professor in LISD and Concordia University’s Aspiring Leaders Program, and during the 2022-23 school year, he co-led LISD’s Prospective Principal Program. In 2022, Morgan was named Region XIII Middle School Principal of the Year.

Morgan began his educational career as an athletic director, coach and secondary math teacher at Hilltop Christian Academy, before entering LISD as a math teacher, first at Cedar Park HS and then at Vista Ridge HS. He made the transition into educational leadership roles in 2004, serving as an assistant principal at Cedar Park MS, an assistant principal and then lead assistant principal at Vista Ridge HS, and as an assistant principal and then principal of Naumann Elementary. Throughout his career in LISD, Morgan has served on numerous committees and helped to develop, implement and lead many district and campus programs.

“I am thrilled to begin this incredible journey as the principal of Vista Ridge High School,” Morgan said. “Joining this amazing community is an honor, and I am looking forward to working collaboratively with students, parents and staff to build upon the positive and enriching educational environment.” 

Morgan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from St. Edward’s University, alongside a Texas Teaching Certification in Secondary Math. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree of Educational Administration with a Principal Certification from Texas State University and a Doctor of Educational Leadership at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.