Morris Aldridge

Executive Director, Planning & Construction, Tacoma Public Schools
Tacoma, WA

Morris Aldridge, with 39 years in education, currently heads planning and construction for Tacoma Public Schools (TPS). Holding an undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s in Education from Sul Ross State University, Morris has played key roles as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent in Texas. TPS, the only Washington state school district with agency certification in Design Build, reflects Morris’s commitment to innovative approaches.

Having served as the past President of the DBIA NW Western Washington Chapter, Morris currently holds the position of DBIA Northwest Regional Vice President. He leads a Design-Build roadshow, guiding public school districts in transitioning from traditional design-bid-build to Progressive Design-Build. Morris Aldridge’s impact extends beyond TPS, making him a respected speaker in facilities planning, capital projects, and construction bond initiatives.