Confronting the complaint of many students that the math they learn in school will never be used in real life, Glenda Morrison, math teacher at Central High School in Kansas City, teaches her students how to apply principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry to everyday situations. She further connects her lessons to the real world through the use of computers, of which there is one for each of the 25 students in her classroom. Outside the classroom, she helps prepare her students for the ACT test and supervises Central High's cheerleading team. Mrs. Morrison helped develop a new math assessment instrument at the state level and actively assisted her colleagues in implementing it at her school.
My experiences and relationships with parents, students and members of the community lead me to having the desire to effect education at the district level. I currently represent the students of district 23 in Greenville, SC. This experience has given me a special appreciation for the field of education. Glenda Morrison-Fair
1972 Hampton University, B.A.