Mrs. Morgan has taught science students since 2002 (except for a brief stint as an Environmental Health Scientist and a Regional Technology Trainer) and has loved every minute of it. Mrs. Morgan graduated with a B.S. in Geology from Utah State University and a M.S in Geoscience from Mississippi State University. She’s worked as a state and national park ranger and loves to do scientific research in her spare time. In her adventurous search for more understanding and learning, Mrs. Morgan has been a part of the NOAA Teacher-At-Sea Program and worked along scientists gathering hydrographic survey data on NOAA’s ship Fairweather off the coast of Alaska. She also completed her graduate work on the Bahamian island, San Salvador, studying wind cave formation. Mrs. Morgan was selected to be an GSA Geocorps America Intern and worked one summer as a Geo-information Specialist for the National Forest Service. She also attended an Earth Science teacher leadership academy in Houston, Texas hosted by AGI/ExxonMobil and most recently became a MAVEN Educator Ambassador where she attended a week long program in Greenbelt, Maryland at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her passions include finding rocks, looking at rocks, and hiking large rocks to get more rocks. Besides that, she loves to sing and play the baritone ukulele, raise weird breeds of animals, and hang out on her 20 acres with her awesome husband- who just happens to be a diesel technology instructor.
Mrs. Morgan believes every student is made up of a 1st grader, a 4th grader, a 9th grader and so on. She's creative and loves a challenge. She enjoys helping her students explore the fascinating world around them, but has strict expectations of kindness, honesty, and forthrightness in her classroom. She doesn't expect every student to learn the same so she doesn't plan every lesson the same, but she does believe quality structure and familiarity can help students be successful.
• 2018 PAEMST Utah State Finalist • 2018 Shell Science Teaching Semi-Finalist Award • 2018 AAPG Foundation Teacher of the Year • 2018 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Teacher of the Year • 2017 Earth Science Teacher of the Year, Utah Geological Society • NASA Maven Educator Ambassador, 2015-16 • Recipient of the 100% for Kids Foundation Grant, 2014, 2015 • Participant in the Big Screen Science STEM Workshop Series, Salt Lake City, Utah 2014-2015. • Participant of the AGI/Exxon Mobil Middle School Earth Science Teacher Leadership Academy in Houston, Texas. 2014 • Recipient of the 100% for Kids Foundation Grant, 2013 • Selected as participant (but unable to attend) Discovery/Siemens STEM Institute, 2011 • Recipient of National Association of Geoscience Teachers "Outstanding Earth ScienceTeacher" Award for the state of Utah and Southwest States Region, 2009 • Recipient of Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award, 2009 • Recipient of Salt Lake Chapter Utah Aerospace Educator of the Year Award, 2011 • Recipient of Utah Aerospace Education Foundation grant, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 • Recipient of DonorsUChoose.com grant, 2008, 2010, 2014, and 2016 • Recipient of BestBuy Te@ch Award, 2006 • Recipient of Award of Excellence from USFS supervisor Joe Gurrierri, 2006 • Selected as a NOAA Teacher-At-Sea participant, 2005 • Recipient of National Park Service On-the-Spot Award, 2004 • Recipient of Utah State University Talent Award Scholarship, 1996
Mrs. Morgan graduated with a B.S. in Geology from Utah State University and a M.S in Geoscience from Mississippi State University.
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