Campus Teacher of the Year 2016 - Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris
The Panda Path School
PreKindergarten

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston, 2009

Teaching History
The Panda Path School, 2011-Present
Woodview Elementary School, 2009-2011
Hunters Creek Elementary, 2007-2009 

Total Years in Education - 7 Years

In her own words . . .


“When a student is able to write the first letter of their first name, it is rewarding to both of us. When they learn to write their whole name, read a sight word, voice print match, remember a beginning sound, draw a shape, build a castle with blocks, zip up their jackets, tie their shoes, make a new friend, help a classmate, count to 10 and higher, read a sentence and then a book, etc., these events are remarkable accomplishments. I am rewarded because I helped to make them happen . . .”

In the words of others . . .

“Whether students are learning in large group, small group or working in pairs at centers, every time I walk into her classroom students are engaged and learning. She works very hard to make sure all her students achieve more than is expected. By creating many of her own teaching materials she is able to customize the learning for each of her students.” 
Sara Hannes, Panda Path School for Early Learning Director 

“Sarah’s commitment to her students was evident by the level of caring and concern that she showed. She routinely sought to help students by getting them the extra support that they may have required. Whether working with inclusion students, ESL (English as a Second Language) students or students that had challenges in their home life, she worked well with other staff members to meet any of their special needs.”
Neda Scanlan, Woodview Elementary Retired Principal

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