WITN’S Teacher of the Week: Toni Morris from Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School

CRAVEN COUNTY (WITN) - WITN's Teacher of the Week for March 7 is Toni Morris from Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School in Craven County.

Morris has been teaching for 21 years, and the last 20 of those years have been in Craven County. She currently teaches fourth grade. She also has taught kindergarten and in the academically gifted program. She graduated from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education and then received her Birth-Kindergarten add on from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus.

Morris is also involved in helping her schools through the years by serving on many leadership teams, including grade chair, school improvement team and county improvement teams. Her husband is also a teacher--Keith Morris is the Fire Tech. Teacher at West Craven High School. They have two children at home, Michaela 16 and Austin 9. “We also have a beautiful daughter and son-in-law, Kelsie and Trey, who live in Wake County and are also teachers. And we are proud grandparents to a sweet 8 month old, Raleigh Irene. We are a big family of teachers,” Morris writes.

The person who nominated Morris writes: “Train a child in his youth and it will never depart from them. She has passion and cares for her students. She wants them to excel and teaches to get the best out of each child. Toni is a mother of three and grandmother of one. She attends Holly Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church with her family. She is
involved in teaching children about the Lord as well as educating them at school.

Anyone who can teach kindergartners for 22 years is a fabulous person to me.”

Congratulations Toni Morris!

Every week during the school year WITN will recognize a Teacher of the Week on WITN News at Sunrise. The winner receives a plaque and $100 Walmart gift card. To nominate your teacher, email TOTW@witn.com.