Myra Morgan brings energy and excitement to teaching kindergarteners how to read at Gallatin Elementary School in Warsaw, Kentucky, and provides them with a solid foundation for future learning. Combining proven, research-based instructional methods with music and dance to reinforce learning, Morgan has been known to spontaneously sing a lesson to engage her students. She and her team have implemented the school's research-based reading program, Literacy First, with strong results, and have demonstrated great success with the Building Blocks reading and writing preparation program. As department chair and leader of the kindergarten team, Morgan led her colleagues in executing an effective transition of Gallatin's kindergarten program from half-day to full-day. She and her colleagues developed a user-friendly report card to show parents how their children are progressing academically, and created a guided self-study to help students with low test scores improve their achievement. Morgan analyzes test scores to find gaps in learning and identify strategies to help students achieve at higher levels. Her strategies have helped her students consistently score in the 90th percentile in math and reading on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) and her students continue to excel in first grade and beyond. Morgan is chair of the school's core curriculum committee and a member of the district leadership team. She has mentored new teachers through the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) and has served on district-level professional development committees.
1991 University of Louisville, B.A.