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“Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times and in different ways.” - (Unknown)
My name is Amy Morgan and I am very excited about teaching Kindergarten at Shawboro Elementary School again this year. I began my career in education in 1995 as a third grade teacher at Moyock Elementary. I taught there for two years before having my first child. I enjoyed being my children's first teacher and being around for all of their memorable milestones as I stayed at home for 18 years before going back to work six years ago in kindergarten at SES.
During that time at home with my children, I stayed actively involved with children in many ways. I was an active school volunteer at my children’s schools and also served the children of my church and community in many ways. In 2003, I started working at Pilmoor Preschool, where I served as a teacher and the director for 9 years. I loved my years at Pilmoor and it is there that I learned where my heart and passion are and that is with young children in their most formative years. I absolutely love young children and find it a joy to be with them and learn from them as well. I feel very blessed to be on the kindergarten team at Shawboro and look forward to another great year with the children and staff at our school.
I am a product of the Currituck County School System and knew I wanted to be a teacher from a very young age. I attended Central Elementary School, J.P. Knapp Junior High School and Currituck County High School, where I graduated as valedictorian in 1991. I then went on to attend UNC-Chapel Hill where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and obtained a K-6 teaching licensure. I am also a certified AIG teacher and obtained that certificate in 1998.
I am married to my husband, Mel, and we have 3 wonderful and uniquely different children who are all products of the Currituck County School System. My oldest daughter, Mary Kate, was recently married to our now son-in-law, Amos, and they are both proud graduates of North Carolina State University. My daughter, Claudia, is starting her senior year at East Carolina University and my son, Luke, will be an 11th grader at Currituck County High School. I am confident that being a parent has only made me a better teacher, as I see the differences in all 3 of my children and in the ways they each learn. They are each special and I have had to adapt my parenting skills over the past 24 years because what worked for one did not always work for the other. Seeing this first hand as a parent, has helped me become a more effective teacher, as I know each child is special and each one learns in a different way and has different needs.
I am looking forward to a fabulous year in Kindergarten with your child. I believe all children are learners and possess natural talents and abilities. It is our job as parents and educators to try and figure out what their talents are and how to best reach them in their uniquely different ways of learning and doing. I believe each child is special and has a purpose on this earth. I will love each child and challenge him/her to do their best. I will do my best to instill a love of learning in each child as they enter this very important year. I continue to hold fast to the traditions and fun of what Kindergarten has always been but at the same time, do my best in keeping up with the rigorous standards that are now expected for children to master prior to the first grade year.
I also have a wonderful assistant who works with me as well. Madalane Weatherford has been a teacher assistant for Currituck County Schools for the past 33 years. She brings a wealth of experience along with a lot of love and compassion that add joy to our classroom. She will be working with our class and another first grade classroom. Your child will learn to love her as much as I do!
Please contact me with any questions or concerns by emailing me, calling me or sending a DOJO message. I will do my best to help you and your child as we go through this Kindergarten experience and together, I know we can make great things happen. Thank you in advance for the role you play as we work to educate your child in the ways that these past few years have allowed us to connect and learn.
Love and hugs,