Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten Class
“A person’s a person no matter how small.” - Dr. Seuss
“Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times and in different ways.” - (Unknown)
"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds" - (Unknown)
Welcome to Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Weatherford’s Kindergarten Class!!!
My name is Amy Morgan and I am very excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Shawboro Elementary School again this year. I began my education career 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 four 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 also am 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. My oldest daughter, Mary Kate, is a senior at North Carolina State University this year. My daughter, Claudia, is starting her first year at Wake Technical Community College and my son, Luke, will be an 8th grader at Currituck County Middle 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 way they learn. They are each special and I have had to adapt my parenting skills over the past 20 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 also looking forward to working with Madalane Weatherford again this year and having her as part of our team. I feel very fortunate to have her wealth of knowledge and experience coming into our room. Mrs. Weatherford has been working in Currituck County Schools for the past 31 years and is an amazing person. I feel very blessed to have her as part of room 403!!!
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 as they enter this most 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.
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 experience together. I love volunteers and love having them in our room and at home as it takes a village to raise a child and a classroom!
Thank you in advance for your support,
Amy Casey Morgan