Ann Ana Morris is a former Spanish teacher who lived and studied in Spain. She also worked with newcomers and non-native English speakers at the Workforce Development office. Her work with language learners and her experiences with children have encouraged her to write children's books in English and Spanish separately. She is flexible in her story sharing and multicultural in the characters she used in her stories.
Using teaching moments can be enormously effective. Ms. Morris' books are based on true experiences. Adults and children alike can learn from them. Teaching children how to find answers to their questions is extremely important to encourage learning.
Moms Choice Award Winner, CLIPPA Honorable Mention, Outstanding Contributions to Head Start Children and Families by Drake Head Start, Des Moines, Iowa.
Drake University Education and Technology, A 1989 – 1997 Education and Computer classes Credits earned through West Des Moines Schools. Iowa State University Spanish Language and Literature, A- 1986 – 1988 Spanish Literature Correspondent student Wartburg College; Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain Bachelor's Degree, Spanish Education/World History, Cum Laude 1973 – 1977 Studied Spanish, tutored English, and studied World History. Highlight was study abroad at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. Activities and Societies: Resident Assistant, Freshman Orientation Group Leader, Honor Student, President Spanish Club.
Ms. Morris' experiences abroad and with the multicultural community have expanded her awareness and appreciation of other points of view and her motivation to continue to learn. She is fascinated by languages and administers two English learners' groups on Facebook.