Candidates

Andrew Morris

Master of Arts in Teaching

Andrew Morris

Authorizations

Elementary Education, Middle School Education

Endorsements

Language Arts, Multiple Subjects, Social Studies

Endorsements (pending)

ESOL

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

Education

  • 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?

Experience

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

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Mellisa Frank, Gubser Elementary School, Keizer, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Jennifer Smith, Sheridan Japanese School, Sheridan, Oregon

University Supervisor