Morris, Susan

"Low expectations are the subtlest form of discrimination."

Low expectations are the sublest form of discrimination.

Welcome to Mrs. Morris's webpage!

Community High School/PASS Day Treatment Program
235 Old U.S. 70 Highway
Swannanoa, NC  28778
(828) 686-7734 ext. 5190
Google Voice (828) 365-8030
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Observe ... Reflect ... Question... Knowledge empowers you.

Welcome to our classroom!  I am so pleased to be at Community High School for the 2020-21 school year as the Exceptional Children/Special Education, Social Studies, and Science teacher with the PASS Day Treatment Program. At some point or another during this school year, I expect to be teaching World History, American History 1, American History 2, and/or Civics & Economics as well as Earth Science and Physical Science.

I attended Kindergarten through 12th grade in Brevard County, Florida - home of the Kennedy Space Center and gorgeous beaches!  After graduating from college, I returned to Brevard County and began my own teaching adventure, following in the footsteps of my father, an electrical engineer and career teacher.  My first 12+ years in the classroom were in the field of elementary school music, but when my husband and I moved our family to the mountains of North Carolina, I accepted a position with the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center.  I served as a Special Ed/EC teacher, working with adjudicated male students aged 11-21.  I was with DJJDP for almost 9 years, until the center was closed in 2011 due to state-wide budget cuts.  I am blessed to have been there and I treasure that time because that was where I learned to value the qualities and character of older students – especially those who are struggling learners.  As a result of that experience, I have blissfully been at CHS since August of 2011 and I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to be a part of my students’ successes here as we work together to meet their goals!

My post-secondary degrees are from Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida; I have also taken graduate level coursework through Nova University and Mars Hill College.

Hugh, my husband of 37+ years, and I have lived in West Asheville since 1999 with one beautiful (but very appropriately named) cat named "Cheshire Cat" and a spectacular Australian Shepherd mix named "Mollie".  We are very active in our church where I play the keyboards in the band, Hugh is a part of the men’s ministries, and we both serve on the Parish Council.  We also enjoy traveling, taking day trips to places we've never been before, gardening, cooking and watching British comedies and dramas (especially mysteries!).