Instructor, Education Program
Instructor, Act 48/GUEC
Office: PC 2015A
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
- Professional Experience
At Gannon University I teach in the Education Department, in which I feel right at home in because I am a Gannon alum! I majored in elementary and special education and have been working in the special education field since graduation. My husband and I just recently moved back to Erie area, where we met, and have settled down. Previously we have been moving and living across the Midwest. I have enjoyed the variety of experiences that it brought me, but I am very happy to be back close to home.
I originally grew up on the west side of Cleveleland which is where my family still lives and I see them often. My husband and I enjoy hiking and cooking together and also love the theater and frequently go to see the Erie Philharmonic performances. I am very happy to be working here at Gannon and to be back in Erie. It feels a bit like coming home!
SPED 306 Data Driven Instruction
SPED 307 Low Incidence Disabilities
ELED 101 Child Development
EDCR 103 Foundations of Education
SPED 242 Collaboration and Partnership
SPED 322 Positive Behavioral Supports
SPED 308 High Incidence Disabilities
University of Akron; Masters of Science in Educational Administration; 2010
University of Akron; Principal Licensure; 2011
Gannon University; Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special education; 2003
Instructor, Gannon University, Education Department, Erie, PA (August 2012-Present)
Special Education Teacher, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, MI (August 2011-June 2012)
Special Education Teacher/Administrative Intern, North Canton Public Schools, North Canton, OH (August 2007 - June 2011)
Special Education Teacher, St. Charles Public Schools, St. Charles, IL (August 2006-June 2007)
Special Education Teacher, Geneva Public Schools, Geneva, IL (August 2005 - June 2006)
Third Grade Teacher, St. Mel's School, Cleveleland, OH (August 2003 - June 2005)
I am very interested in instructional technology. I presented at the Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children's conference in November of 2013 on incorporating iPads and assistive technology in the classroom.
Morris, N. M. (2013, November). ipads and assistive technology: Engaging learners to achieve success. Peer reviewed presentation conducted at the Pennsylvania council for exceptional children convention, Harrisburg, PA.
I am the advisor for Student Pennsylvania State Educator Association. Our club works to provide professional development and training opportunities for our education undergraduates in various education fields. We most recently sponsored mock interviews, a professionalism fasioh show and volunteered in the Erie County Child Abuse Task Force's "Be a Hero Run". I also sit on the Erie CATF which is a task force that is made up of representatives of various social service, counseling, education and crime prevention organizations. Our mission is to educate and provide awareness on how to prevent child abuse.