Why, hello there!
My name is Morgan, and I love to teach!
For the past five years, I have been a paraeducator at a local middle school in Vancouver, WA. I have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the greatest Special Ed teachers, Gen Ed teachers, and passionate administrators about what it truly means to be an effective and compassionate teacher. It is because of the influences I’ve had that I decided to pursue a career in teaching–specifically, special education.
Aligned with my style, my teaching philosophy is simple and to the point: an IEP does not determine your success, nor does it determine your self-worth. For years, I have been diligently working on diminishing the current narrative many people hold of special education: they can’t do things because of their specified disability. A disability is an obstacle, not a roadblock; an IEP is a reminder of what you may need, not of what you can’t do. Everyone is capable of the same success, no matter what path they take to achieve it.
Aside from teaching, I am an avid reader; specifically, I am an avid YA lit reader. When I don’t have a book in my hand, you can often find me at the gym with a set of weights, on my electric scooter with Pokemon GO! on my phone, or enjoying a movie on the couch with my boyfriend and bread loaf of a cat. I am a lover of wine, dancing, and normalizing a social life outside of the classroom.
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