Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten ClassRoom: 403Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Phone and extension: 252-232-2237 - ext. 6043“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'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 five 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 proud graduate of the North Carolina State University class of 2020 and she will be attending graduate school there this year. My daughter, Claudia, is starting her second year at Wake Technical Community College and my son, Luke, will be an 9th 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 way they learn. They are each special and I have had to adapt my parenting skills over the past 22 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 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. I know this year looks very different than a traditional school year, but I will do everything in my power to make it a positive experience with as many "normal" kindergarten routines as possible.
We also have two fabuous Kindergarten assistants that will be helping us this year, Mrs. Christine Sanders and Mrs. Shelby Cartwright. Both have been working here at Shawboro for over a year in our Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. They will be helping all Kindergarten classrooms and your child will learn to love both of them as we all do!
Please contact me with any questions or concerns by emailing me, calling me or sending a DOJO message. I am also giving parents my cell phone number this year as I feel it will only help us both as we navigate this new way of learning together. I will do my best to help you and your child as we go through this experience and together I know we can make great things happen. "Team work makes the dreamwork!"and "We are all in this together!" have never been more appropriate slogans to help us navigate this year. Thank you in advance for the role you play as we work to educate your child in the new ways that 2020 has allowed us to connect and learn.
Love and hugs,Mrs. Morgan