Rachel Morris holds both a Bachelor's and Master's in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma. Her certifications include Mild/Moderate (pre-K-12) and English (6-12). In her 14 years in the classroom, she has taught and co-taught English Language Arts 9-12, Advancement Via Individual Determination elective courses, and Advanced Placement Language and Composition.
Rachel currently teaches Advanced Placement Language and Composition and English Language Arts Essentials courses at McAlester High School. She has attended professional development training at the Ron Clark Academy and collaborated with Oklahoma ELA teachers for work on the Oklahoma Academic Standards/Frameworks. She has helped establish her school's multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) programs through training with Safe and Civil Schools and OK Transform. She presently serves as an Improvement Fellow for Oklahoma Excel, a reading/writing initiative through the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Rachel draws on her personal experience to provide professional development in implementing reading conferences in the secondary English Language Arts classroom to increase student engagement.
She provides participants with ready to use strategies grounded in current educational research.
She is also available for semester or year long one on one mentoring for secondary Special Education (mild/moderate disabilities) and English Language Arts classroom teachers.