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Adams 12 School district, mountain Range High School, Econ/Gov, PE, Head Basketball Coach

Christopher Morgan is a 5th year educator who has worked at the high school level for 4 years. He has held many roles while working in the school teaching Economics, Government, World History and coaching Basketball, Track, and Powderpuff football.


Interview

What role do you play in education?

Teacher and Coach

How long have you been in education?
5 Years

Why do you think education is important?
Education gives students the opportunity to be in charge of opportunities for the rest of there lives.
What do you love most about your role in education? 
I love being able to watch students succeed where they didn’t think it was possible. That being on the court or in the classroom.
What is the best advice you have received about impacting the education sector? 
Lasting change is built by creating relationships not just voicing problems but providing solutions.
What do you think are the top 3 things that help create a healthy learning environment? Please Explain
The top 3 things to create a healthy learning environment is safety, structure, and relationships. Showing students that you care more about them then the subject allows the students to be vulnerable and push limits to be successful.
What do you think is the most important quality in an educator? Please Explain
The most important quality in an educator is the ability to instill confidence in his students. Once a student believes in themselves opportunities become endless.
What advice would you give to the younger generation about their education?
Use education and don’t let it limit your opportunities. Education is a key that can unlock various doors for you if you apply yourself and chase those goals you have set up for your life.
What encouragement would you give to those who are interested in being in education?
Good educators are needed in these classrooms to help students achieve dreams. Always know your why because it will change during your career and that’s when you need to adjust with that being the administration path, counseling, lesson development, or a different subject.
As a Black Person, what obstacles have you overcome, or are you overcoming to excel in education? 
It is tough being the only black educator in my building especially being a young educator . It makes me feel like I have to be that much more qualified in order to be respected and continue to impact children in my building and district. But , it is important for students to see people that look like them teaching classes and in places they spend majority of their time learning.
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