Changing Your Future


The Personal Website of Cara L. Morris


about me

I come from a very long line of elementary school teachers—my great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, cousin, ... I have always had a desire to help children discover, learn, and grow.

When I was 5, I made an "All About Me" book and wrote that I was going to be a teacher when I grew up. I still have that book as a reminder of my early dream.

Today, I am a 1st grade teacher in the California public school system. My school, at which I have taught for 11 years, has a large percentage of minority and low-income families. This presents challenges; however, I love these kids and I wouldn't trade this school for any other "better" location.

I have 20 students in my class. 75% of my students have attended kindergarten and pre-school at the same school and 75% of those students have siblings who have attended the school for three years or more. These numbers are higher than they have been in the past and that is a great testament to the impact of our school on the community. Many people would look at our kids and see "lost causes." I only see children, children who, despite the challenges in their lives, come to school excited about learning and excited about their future.

Someday in the future, I would like to open my own learning center where I can ensure that all children in my care are learning in the best way possible for them. This is what I work towards. This is my "Why."

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Ethan Jacob Morris. Born on 2/11/20 at 5:34 p.m. 7 lbs, 5 oz. and 19 1/4 in. long.
posted by Cara at 1:58 PM |

Monday, July 27, 2009

There were some issues with my site but those are fixed! Yeah!
My first post is an announcement for those who don't know . . . Baby Morris is due Feb 25! More info to come later!
posted by Cara at 1:55 PM |

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Check out my candidate for President: Mike Huckabee
posted by Cara at 6:52 PM |

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

For those who don't know yet, my father-in-law Keith Morris passed away last Friday, September 21. He was at home when he had an unexpected heart attack. He would have been 74 this coming Sunday. We really appreciate all the kind words and prayer offered on our behalf during this time. Keith was a godly Christian man and we take comfort in knowing he is now at home in the presence of God.
posted by Cara at 9:58 AM |

Monday, September 10, 2007

Okay, here it is, Barbara! :) You wanted a post so you've got it! :) I'll post more interesting info later.
posted by Cara at 3:56 PM |

Monday, March 26, 2007

Okay, so it's been a while. Instead of catching up, I would like to offer you the opportunity to support a great organization. As you know, my nephew Timothy was born at 25 weeks and has been through many, many things in his 3 little years. This year we (Team Timothy) will be joining the March of Dimes WalkAmerica in honor of Timothy and his sister Tiffany. The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. You can help in two ways. First, sign up to walk with us on Sunday, May 6 or support us financially through a tax-deductible donation. Check out my site: WalkAmerica to sign-up or donate (or you can talk to me in person). The money we raise helps fund research to find out why premature birth happens and what can be done to prevent it. Can you think of anything more important than the health of our babies?
posted by Cara at 10:07 PM |

Friday, January 12, 2007

She was worth the wait!! Tiffany Joy was born this evening at 6:30 p.m. weighing in at 7 lbs 12 oz. and 18 in. long. Mom and baby are recovering after a long labor and then (disappointing) c-section.
posted by Cara at 8:51 PM |

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