Morgan has a degree in Elementary Education from The University of Texas at Austin, and she has worked in Austin ISD for the last three years teaching fourth grade. Prior to that, she taught ESL (English as a Second Language) in Haiti for six months upon graduating from UT.
Her mom, dad, and younger sister all live in Austin while her older sister lives in Denver, CO. They are a “tight-knit bunch of weirdos” who love time around the table, eating good quality Tex-Mex, and playing the newest board game. Morgan currently lives with three other wonderful roommates in a house in North East Austin, and they have two dogs, Ollie and Quaid.
After one visit to ACS this past spring, Morgan’s heart was aching to teach in a Christian setting. Coming from a public school background, she is overjoyed to have Jesus not only be part of instruction but inform the way she does everything.
Morgan has been a part of Austin Oaks Church since she was in high school, and she’s been serving in the student ministry since 2010. She currently has a new group of spunky sophomore girls that she leads weekly in a Bible study. Volunteering in youth ministry has been one of her life’s sweetest joys. Morgan also helps lead a weekly Bible study for the young adult ministry at her church, which consists of many of her closest friends.
Morgan describes herself as “an occasional bullet-journaler, avid latte drinker, escape game puzzler, and two-stepper.” She also I loves traveling, and just got back from visiting some friends in the UK. Morgan is passionate about discipling young women in taking new steps of faith.
Morgan believes that literature is powerful, and seeing students light up after “getting” long division for the first time is wonderful, but nothing compares to seeing students confidently live out Ephesians 3:17-19. With all that she has, she hopes her students learn they are loved by God in a real, authentic way, and that this has the power to transform everything about their lives. She is also excited about working alongside her co-teaching parents this year.