Morris will lead curriculum, technology, and testing in Thomasville’s schools

By Carolyn Drinkard

Special to The Watchman

Vicki Morris will serve as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Technology, and Testing for Thomasville City Schools. Morris started the new job in June.

Morris explained that her educational experiences for the past 27 years have helped to prepare her for this position. She has previously taught elementary school, worked as a reading coach, and then served as Thomasville Middle School principal for four years.

“As a teacher, I could only work with 30 students. As a reading coach, I could train 10 teachers, who would then go out and train 20 more teachers. As a principal, I could only work with the students and teachers in my school. But in this job, I can effect the students and teachers in all three schools.”

Morris sees her job as one that prepares students for the future. TCS students in grade 5-12 are now part of the 1:1 computer initiative that challenges them to produce a product. Morris explained, “It’s not about what a computer can do for a student, but what a student can do with technology. We have to keep up. We want our students to compete. Everything is electronic now. Students need top-of-the-line equipment, so they can compete in whatever they do, but our students also need strong parental support.”

Morris explained that she is guided by this vision: At all cost, be helpful. “I see this job as a way to help students, teachers, and parents,” she added.

Morris is excited about the opportunities that she has been given. She will guide professional training and preparation for TCS teachers, which will impact the lives of all students in Thomasville’s City Schools.