Posted by MAC | Planning Committee

Jennifer L. Morrison


Brief Background Information



PhD, Educational Administration K-12, Expected December 2018

University of South Carolina, Columbia SC

Research: Teacher Recruitment Strategies in Difficult-to-Staff South Carolina Districts (strategic human capital management in high-need contexts)


MEd, Educational Administration K-12, May 2011  
University of South Carolina, Columbia SC    

MA, with distinction, Education, June 1997

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Research: Negotiating the New Zealand English Curriculum (teacher cognition and
curriculum implementation)

BA, magna cum laude, English (Secondary Education), December 1994 University of South Carolina, Columbia SC    



  • South Carolina Principal License (Tier I)
  • Online Teaching Certificate, The Sloan Consortium
  • South Carolina Teaching License (Secondary English and Middle Level Language Arts)
  • North Carolina Teaching License (Middle Grades Language Arts, Grades 6-9; Secondary English, Grades 9-12; Academically Gifted Certificate K-12)
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (Early Adolescent English Language Arts, November 2001)

Awards | Honors


  • Riley Diversity Fellow, 2016
  • Mid-Carolina High School Teacher of the Year, 2009
  • ASCD Emerging Leader and Institute Scholar, 2007-2009
  • ASCD Leadership Council Member-at-Large, 2006-2009

North Carolina Seminar on School Improvement Invited Expert, 2006

Center for Teaching Quality TeacherSolutions Policy Consultant, 2006-2007

ASCD International Outstanding Young Educator Award, 2003  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2003

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Outstanding First-Year Teacher Nominee, 1998

Fulbright Grant to University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1995


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