Monday, August 1, 2011

August Spotlight on a Staff Member

This month our spotlight Staff Member is Karen L. Morris.

Karen was kind enough to answer some of our questions for the blog, and here are her responses:

How did you become involved in SLI?
The Maria Saucedo Academy, where I served as the principal, was a partner with SLI in an Annenberg Grant.  I was impressed with the quality of the services provide.  When I retired from the principalship, I began to work with SLI.
What is the biggest change you’d like to see in schools in the future?
To continue to provide a quality education to ALL children during the current difficult economic times.  To support and develop educators in the current political climate.
What are you currently reading?
The Answer is in the Room - How Effective Schools Scale Up Student Success by: Alan M. Blankstein
Focus - Elevating the Essentials To Radically Improve Student Learning by: Mike Schmoker
And For Fun - Shoot-Don't Shoot by: J.A. Jance
Who inspires you?
God. My family.  The many outstanding educators who go to work daily, to provide "the best education possible" for young people.
What is your favorite past time?
 Spending time with family.  Travel.  Reading
If you could go on a dream vacation, where would you go?
Someplace with a white sandy beach where the temperature is 80 degrees year round.
What is one secret about yourself that you would like to reveal right now?    
I love to read James Patterson, Danielle Steele and Mary Higgins Clark books.
Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
 Being "really" retired!

Thank you to Karen Morris for being named SLI's August Spotlight Staff Member! Stay tuned for more spotlights in the upcoming months!

1 comment:

  1. Karen Morris is not only the finest educational and organizational leader I have ever known and worked for, but her integrity and work ethic are impeccable. SLI is lucky to have her.