District 2 | Trustee Mike Morath |
Representing Board of Trustees District 2, Mike Morath took office in May 2011.
For the past decade, Morath served as President of Minute Menu Systems, a company that assists child care providers in administering a federal food program for low-income children. His company streamlined that federal program, improved the quality of nutrition offered, and helps feed roughly one million children a day throughout the U.S.
He has had a passion for public education for years, is an avid reader of information about school reform, and believes firmly that our school system can be changed so that all of our students succeed, no matter what their backgrounds.
With a belief system that continually calls him to serve others, Morath has participated in numerous volunteer activities, locally and internationally. He has volunteered in our schools and juvenile justice facilities and as a mentor Big Brother. He helped organize a trip to orphanages in southern India to set up clean running water systems, and he volunteered at an eye clinic in rural Mexico, where he was lucky enough to meet another volunteer, Dr. Laura Vondra, who is now his fiancé.
Never one to shrink from a challenge, Morath has hiked Mount Rainier in Washington and climbed mountains near Mount Everest in Nepal.
He received a BBA, summa cum laude, from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in two and a half years, thanks primarily to the International Baccalaureate curriculum offered at his public school alma mater, Garland High School.
The youngest member of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees, Morath also is the only trustee who has never drawn an opponent. Biography coming soon.