Mr. Morris received his BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of South Alabama in 1996. After a short career in advertising, Mr. Morris decided to follow his dream of becoming a teacher. He was offered a position at Woodland High School in 2004. During his first nine years he taught 9th Grade Literature, American Literature, Honors American Literature, AP Language and Composition, World Literature, Creative Writing, and The History and Literature of the Old & New Testaments. He was voted Teacher of the Month multiple times and received the distinct honors of being voted “Best All Around Teacher,” “Most Inspirational Teacher,” and “Most Crunk.” In 2013, he transferred to Woodstock High School where he taught 10th Grade Literature, Honors 10th Grade Literature, American Literature, Honors American Literature, Advanced Composition, and AP Literature and Composition. While at Woodstock, he was voted Teacher of the Month on multiple occasions. In 2018, Mr. Morris realized the old adage “Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat” and returned to Woodland where he currently teaches American Literature, Honors American Literature, and AP Literature and Composition. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Morris is on the Student Recognition Committee, Sponsors Collision: Woodland High School’s Club for the Literary Arts, and will be the sponsor for Exsteam: Woodland’s Extreme Ironing Team. Mr. Morris received his AP Literature training at SCAD Atlanta and his AP Language training at Kennesaw State.
Outside of school, Mr. Morris is an avid hiker who has tackled Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona, and countless trails in between. He is a published poet, an award-winning photographer, and a professional didgeridoo player. He is married with one daughter, one dog, and two cats.