Andrew Morris

Master of Arts in Teaching

Andrew Morris


Elementary Education, Middle School Education


Language Arts, Multiple Subjects, Social Studies

Endorsements (pending)


Fall 2011 Work Sample

Teaching Strengths

  • Creative lesson planning
  • Creation of strong, personal relationships with students
  • Ability to differentiate for different levels of student mastery
  • Collaboration with other teachers
  • Integration of literacy across the curriculum
  • Flexible and dependable
  • Incorporation of technology in daily lessons


  • Vassar College, BA 2004 (Asian studies)
  • Jesse Kalin Prize for top student in Japanese Language and Cultural Studies
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

How does the manipulation of a student seating chart based on defined student performance criteria affect classroom discussion and on-task behavior?


Student Teaching

  • Gubser Elementary School, Keizer, Oregon – elementary multiple subjects
  • Durham Elementary School, Tigard, Oregon – ELD classroom

Practicum Teaching

  • Sheridan Japanese School, Sheridan, Oregon – middle school social studies

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Middle and elementary level classroom English teacher – Higashisonogi, Japan
  • One-on-one and classroom English teacher – American Club Language School, Kyoto, Japan
  • Volunteer English teacher – Teach Hirakata Program, Hirakata, Japan
  • Volunteer after school teacher’s assistant – Wimpheimer Nursery School, Poughkeepsie, NY


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Mellisa Frank, Gubser Elementary School, Keizer, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Jennifer Smith, Sheridan Japanese School, Sheridan, Oregon

University Supervisor