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Since 2016, Mrs. Morris has served as a positive role model for students of various ages while teaching at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC). Her love for children and the community has brought an abundance of joy to not only her classroom, but her own life.

To learn more about her, read the brief Q&A below:


Q: When did you start working at GYAC?

A: “I started working at GYAC around 2016.”


Q: What grade level do you teach and why?

A: “I am currently teaching third grade.” Mrs. Morris has been teaching elementary students for about two years but also taught other age groups in the past. “I don’t think there is a grade out there that I have not taught. I love children at any age. Third grade is a transition period for students. It has an age group that requires a lot of patience, but they are sweethearts.”


Q: How have your life experiences prepared you to be a teacher at GYAC?

A: “I can relate to a lot of the children who may be from single parent homes. My father was gone all the time since he was in the military, so it felt like growing up with a single mom. I can relate to their struggles. I wish I had a program like GYAC when I was growing up.”


Q: What are you most proud of?

A: “Being a mom. There was a time in my life when I was a single mom after going through a divorce. I see all of my three children as blessings.” Mrs. Morris is grateful for the “strength that God gave” her while raising her children and “to see them be successful in life.”


Q: If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

A: “Vegan eating. It has changed my life. I used to have a lot of back and joint pain, but eating healthier has really helped me.”


GYAC is happy to begin another school year with Mrs. Morris, as she continues to motivate her students. Her love for children radiates from the joy she brings to her classroom. To keep up with the latest updates about our programs, be sure to follow us on social media.

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