Wendy Morales

Assistant Superintendent
Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission
United States


Dr. Wendy Gray Morales assumed the role of Assistant Superintendent of Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission in January, 2022. Dr. Morales has been an educator for twenty-five years, beginning her career as a 6th grade teacher in the Newark Public School District. She earned a BA from The George Washington University, a MA from American Public University, and an Ed.D. from Monmouth University. Dr. Morales earned the Teacher of the Year award in her second year of teaching. After five years in Newark, Dr. Morales accepted the role of middle school social studies teacher for Middletown Township Public Schools to be closer to home. In 2014, she earned Teacher of the Year at Bayshore Middle School. As an early adopter of educational technology, Dr. Morales was accepted into the Google Certified Innovator Program and became a Google Certified Trainer soon after. In 2015, Dr. Morales was accepted into the year-long Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State. Through this program, she developed a passion for global citizenship education and was fortunate enough to work with a partner teacher in the Republic of Georgia. After serving in the role of Educational Technology Specialist for a year, Dr. Morales was accepted into the TED-Ed Innovative Educator Program and was named State of NJ Exemplary Secondary Educator (2017). Soon after, she was appointed Supervisor of Digital Media Arts & Technology in Middletown Township. This role eventually evolved into Director of Social Studies and Technology K-12. In this role, she supervised over 100 staff, co-developed dozens of curricula, and spearheaded important initiatives such as Future Ready Schools New Jersey and the district’s equity and inclusion initiative. Dr. Morales also serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Education at Monmouth University. She regularly presents at regional and national conferences and has had several academic articles published.


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