Michelle Morris is a Middle School (7th and 8th grades) Language Arts teacher for Carolina Day School and has been with CDS since 2022. Michelle relocated to North Carolina in the fall of 2021. Ms. Morris’ professional training and experience began in the United Kingdom and continued here in the United States. Since she came to the U.S. in 2001, Ms. Morris has taught at California schools in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Before her cross-country move, she had been teaching in a prestigious LA independent school since 2012.
While relishing the rigor of a robust academic curriculum, Ms. Morris also strives to build a classroom environment that affords children the sense that we live in a world that is equally fascinating and exciting. Ms. Morris also believes in the importance of building a strong classroom community where people are kind and helpful to one another. In Ms. Morris’ classroom, students are challenged to use critical thinking and problem solving across the curriculum, and learn to be independent thinkers, but at the same time be cooperative learners and understand the value of being an integral part of a wider learning community. Ms. Morris promotes character education by emphasizing our basic rights and responsibilities and creating a culture of respect, acceptance, and authentic caring. Opportunities for students to engage in self-reflection, problem solving, and collaborative learning abound in Ms. Morris’ classroom.
Ms. Morris loves being a teacher and brings a wealth of knowledge, understanding, kindness, care, and dedication to the children she works alongside. She is an energetic and enthusiastic educator who loves to plan and deliver inspiring and interesting lessons that engage all students in a meaningful way. On a personal note, and bringing balance to her professional life, Ms. Morris loves animals, ALL of them (with the possible exception of naked mole rats) and is an all-round nature lover. She has wide-ranging tastes in reading, music, cinema, and art—she strives to ignite a passion for the arts in her students to match her own.