May 2017 Spotlight - Mrs. Rebecca Morrell
I am so thankful to be chosen for the White Spotlight this month. As a teacher in my third year here at White Township School, I wake up each day excited to come to work, and see my sixth-graders smiling faces. My goal is to create lessons that hand ownership of learning over to the students, and facilitate them in their literacy progress over the school year. Whether I am working with my drama club students, gifted students or my sixth-graders, I give time and talent to ensure they become all they can be.
Before I chose to be a teacher, I worked in publishing. I loved reading and getting the chance to meet famous authors, but I didn’t enjoy the competitive environment in the business world. When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher, and remembered this as I struggled to think of my next steps. In one of the best decisions I ever made, I went back to school to become a teacher.
Outside of school, I love to listen to Broadway show tunes. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but in the car, I sing my heart out. I am also a fan of movies like Star Wars , Lord of the Rings , and Harry Potter . If there is a summer blockbuster that people are lining up for, I’m probably somewhere near the front of the line. One of my favorite television shows is Doctor Who .
I also enjoy travelling with my husband and daughter whenever I can. Growing up, my family always went on a family vacation each year, even if we just went camping or on day trips to Jersey shore. Disney World is one of my favorite places and I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to plan a trip. This year for my tenth wedding anniversary, we are going to Ireland. The rolling green hills are something I always longed to see, because my grandmother used to tell me stories about her family that came from County Mayo.
I couldn’t be happier to be a teacher at White Township School and I am so pleased to accept this recognition.
White Township Consolidated School District