Richardson Independent School District
Hear from Matthew Morris about the investment and innovation that is happening in Richardson Independent School District.
Meet Matthew Morris
- 9-12th Grade Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) College Prep Teacher
- Nationally Recognized by AVID
Teacher Certification Program
Why I Teach
I grew up wanting to make a difference. As a first-generation college student, I initially thought that I wanted to be a counselor or a college president. But I still had in the back of my mind that I wanted to be that teacher I didn’t have growing up, that was able to assist and be with the kids every day. Looking at most of my teachers growing up, there weren’t a lot of black, male teachers. It wasn’t until I was in graduate school that I realized there was a big disconnect between academic theory and the practice of serving others.
“I realized I needed to do the work, get down in the weeds and be there for someone, because there’s a need. It’s true leadership – [asking] where is the need and how can I assist?”
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