Alisha T. Searcy is recognized as a renowned motivational speaker and thought leader in the areas of politics, nonprofits and education. She was featured as a subject-matter expert in major publications to include The New York Times, The Washington Post, CSPAN, Georgia Trend, Marie Claire, Ebony and Essence magazines.
After leaving office in 2014, Alisha continued her mission to improve educational outcomes for children and create an educational system where parents feel empowered and educators feel supported. She earned a master’s of education in Educational Leadership and matriculated through two Superintendents training programs, the prestigious Broad Superintendents Academy, and the Future Chiefs program. She also secured a Level 5 Georgia Superintendent Certificate from the Georgia Professional Standards. (expired in June 2020)
Steadfast in her commitment to students, parents and educators, Alisha is now the CEO of her own education leadership consulting firm, AT Morgan Enterprises. She uses her unique background as a policy maker, practitioner, and nonprofit leader to work with schools, school districts, local and national education non-profit organizations to improve educational outcomes for students; mentor and support leaders and help create systems that meet the needs of students and their families. Her portfolio includes coaching board of education members and school leaders, serving as a school turnaround expert at the school level and using her public speaking skills as a keynote and panelists for numerous education focused organizations. While her roles have changed through her 20-year history in education, Alisha’s commitment has not. Her dedication to leveling the playing field for students and making sure leaders are equipped to lead continues.
Alisha holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, a board member of the Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Center for Human Rights Institute and is Vice Chair of GenHouse, an international organization building a school in Uganda. She is married to Carlos Searcy, a recently retired Georgia State Trooper who served 26 years with the state of Georgia. They live in Cobb County with their three school aged children. Alisha is an education leader, wife, mother, child advocate and education thought leader. With a strong belief in living a well-rounded life, Alisha also carves out time to do the things that she loves.
In her spare time, she dances with a local mom’s hip-hop group. When she isn’t working in education or dancing with the Lady Diamonds, she’s usually on a plane traveling with her husband (and sometimes the children).