Robert E. Morrison
Principal Abilene High School

About Mr. Morrison

Quote:  What if all you had tomorrow, was what you had left today?

Background: Grew up in a small central Texas town with grandparents, about 45 minutes east of Austin.  Was a member and regular attendee of Mr. Zion Baptist Church; taught Sunday school classes at the age of six.  Attended rural Lexington ISD.  Lettered in academics and athletics, number of awards, honors and captain of multiple sports teams and student leadership roles.  Received scholarship and attended Howard Payne University, a private faith-based university.  Lettered in academics and athletics, number of awards, honors and captain of sports teams and student leadership roles.

College Degrees: Howard Payne University BS, Social Studies (1982), Tarleton State University Masters Physical Education (1987), and Prairie View A&M University Education Administration (1998).

Signed Free Agent contract with NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, but suffered career ending injury.

 Began teaching and coaching careers at Bangs High School in West Texas.  Later moved to Houston-taught and coached at Spring Westfield High School.  Began administrative career at Spring High School, then Montgomery High School, Sweeny High School and presently Abilene High School.  Has 34 years in education.

Favorite Food: “Surprise Me Meals’.  I always tell my waiter/waitress to surprise me and will eat whatever they bring to the table.

Favorite Activities:  Watching and attending high school activities, the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.  Enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite TV:  Friday Night Lights, Promise Land, Law & Order Series, ESPN, College Game Day, The Winning Walk, Black List, Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods, 20 – 20.

Favorite Quotes:

-“May you be blessed with enough.”

-“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

-“We can’t go forward until we first move on.”

-“Love they neighbor as you love yourself.”

-“Walls built to keep others out, imprison one’s self.”

-“Our words tell people who we want them to think we are, our actions show them who we are.”

-“Making a difference in our world, starts with me.”

-“It takes all of us to educate all of us.”

 If I may be of assistance to you, please feel free to call me at 325-677-1731.


Robert E. Morrison

Principal, Abilene High School

Begin with the end in mind.