Karen Morgan, a teacher of French and English at Lincoln high School in Shinnston, would like her students to see her as a role model. Her example, she hopes, will encourage them to "aspire to the teaching profession." Mrs. Morgan would also like to communicate to her students a sense of value of their heritage. At Lincoln High School, Mrs. Morgan has developed a course in Appalachian literature and culture; in this class students are expected to "collect and preserve their heritage." Mrs. Morgan would like to use an 1890 printing press to publish her students' work on a biannual basis. "I have located the press, but I need to restore it to working order and instruct students on its operation," she says. The students' heritage collections would eventually be offered at local historical events. Such a project would not only serve to involve students in many intellectual and practical aspects of writing and publication, but it would also give them the opportunity to define and enrich their community. Mrs. Morgan was selected Harrison County Language Arts Teacher of the Year in 1990 and again in 1992.
1969 Fairmont State College, B.A.
MA CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION 1989
DOCTORATE in Education 2015