Ms. Morrison’s nickname around Journey School is “the natural” because teaching is so engrained in her nature. In 2013-14, she served as an Apprentice Teacher in the Fifth Grade, as Ms. Smith enjoyed maternity leave.
As an Apprentice, Ms. Morrison gained invaluable experience running her own classroom for many months and stepped-up to numerous challenges with poise and maturity. Ms. Morrison has extensive substitute teaching experience in diverse settings, including San Diego and CUSD, and served as an ESL instructor in Korea. She is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about the progressive and holistic nature of Waldorf education. In fact, once she clears her CA credential in 2014-15, Ms. Morrison’s immediate professional goal is to earn her Waldorf Certification.
Ms. Morrison graduated from the College of New Jersey with honors, specializing in Math, Science, and Technology. She also possesses a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential as well as an Elementary Education Certificate from New Jersey with Advanced Standing. In the summer, Ms. Morrison will attend the Art of Teaching First Grade at Rudolf Steiner College.
“I am so grateful for the experience I have gained this year with the fifth grade class. The enthusiasm, dedication, and support of my colleagues, administration, and class parents has been a true inspiration. I am looking forward to applying all that I have learned this year to my first grade class and creating a nurturing bond with my new students and their families to carry through in the upcoming years.”
Ms. Morrison is passionate about yoga and the lifestyle that goes with it. She also loves traveling, live music, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Bio to come.