Phone: (480) 575-2400 Ext. 2492
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education: Secondary Education, Arizona State University Bachelor of Science: Creative Media & Film, Northern Arizona University
Mr. Morgan Myrick
Hello! My name is Morgan Myrick. I am an Arizona native and have resided in Arizona my entire life. In Prescott, Arizona I went through my K-12 experience, graduating from Prescott High School. From there, I attended college at Northern Arizona University from 2014-2018 to obtain my Bachelor's degree in Creative Media & Film with a minor in Philosophy. Recently, I attended Arizona State University from 2020-2021 to obtain my Master's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English instruction. Returning to Cactus Shadows High School this year, I am excited to undergo my second year of teaching overall. As an English teacher, I am of the belief that literacy in a myriad of mediums is of the utmost importance in today’s multimedia global society. As such, you will find, (if you were to walk into one of my classes), a deep consecration to the study of literature, digital communications, news media, speech, film, and even hand-writing. I hope through my teachings that students will be able to cultivate what they learn and use it to engage in the world cooperatively and competitively, to become actively enlightened citizens, to live fruitfully in today and tomorrow’s world.
As part of my mission to prepare students to become actively engaged global citizens, I am also advising Model United Nations (Model UN), a student-ran club this year.
In my free time, (if you are agog!), I like to: travel, play my bass guitar, go on hikes, and take dance lessons.
I am ecstatic to be teaching at Cactus Shadows again this year, and I hope this year is a memorable one for all my students and myself akin!
Contact me (Email): Morgan Myrick
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My Educational Philosophy
One of the philosophies of education I apply in my classrooms is the belief that “a primary goal of public education is to provide students with skills to be happy and productive members of their societies” (V. Jones & L. Jones, Comprehensive Classroom Mangagement). I also believe in a "Humanist" teaching philosophy, which is focused on training students to become self-directed learners. Consequently, because of this teaching philosophy, my teaching style holds a heavy emphasis on exploration. My hope is to bring awareness to the many resources that are available to my students within their schools and communities, and to allow students to discover and hone passions through their education. As Plato once said in his text, Phaedo, “All learning is in the learner, not the teacher"; and from this, my intention is to give students the best tools possible to learn, so they can become the most knowledgable, contributory U.S. and world citizens they can be in the near and distant future.