LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Deanna Morrison

Position: Sixth Grade ELA / History Teacher
School: Meadow Green Elementary School
School District: Lowell Joint School District
City, State: Whittier, CA

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Deanna Morrison was nominated by her principal, Matt Cukro.

"When I think of Mrs. Deanna Morrison, three key words come to mind: patient, effective, dedicated," said Cukro. "Deanna is a constant professional who has an earnest desire to succeed in helping others. She takes the job of teaching and supporting students very seriously and is determined to be as effective as she can. Deanna realizes the instruction and supports she provides enable students to succeed. Her caring ear and even-tempered manner help her establish a rapport of comfort and accessibility.  Deanna has made a difference in the lives of students at Meadow Green for many, many years."

Mrs. Morrison serves on the school's PBIS and students leadership advisory teams.  These are two programs that have a direct and positive impact on the climate and culture at her school.  In addition, she also serves as a teacher-leader on the district's character education committee.  Her record as a teacher is exemplary and is seen as outstanding in all areas. Mrs. Morrison lives to the very highest moral and ethical standards daily, and is an excellent example for any student.