Morris Aldridge

President, DBIA NW – Western WA Chapter; Executive Director – Planning and Construction for Tacoma Public Schools

Morris Aldridge stands at the front of the replacement and renovation projects for one of the largest school districts in Washington State as Executive Director of Planning and Construction for Tacoma Public Schools.

Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is the main school district for Tacoma, Washington. Composed of 35 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 10 high schools and 4 early learning centers. TPS serves more than 30,000 students in preschool through grade 12 and over 5,000 employees, making them one of the largest employers in the greater Tacoma area.

Morris has spent the last 3 years piloting new projects and implementing innovative school design ideas for TPS. He is currently overseeing Washington State’s first K-12 public school design-build project.

Embracing the core values of innovation, integrity and growth, Morris consistently ranks among top visionaries in educational programs and projects.

Throughout his 30-year tenure, Morris has been a lighthouse in the learning environment serving as teacher, principal and assistant superintendent of public schools in Texas. Morris holds a Masters in Education from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.  Morris Aldridge is also a valued speaker in facilities planning, capital projects and construction bond projects.