Sari Morris, Master Teacher

smorris@palomar.edu                                                                                        760-744-1150 Ext. 3476

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A couple words on my background: I have worked at Palomar College since 2005, when I started working part-time in Building 2 with the 3-year olds. I have also worked with our 4 and 5-year olds. Most recently, I came back to Building 1 in the fall of 2013, and since April 2014 I have been the Master Teacher of this class.

I have three AA degrees from Palomar College: Child Development, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Psychological and Social Services. Additionally, I have earned a Certificate of Achievement in American Indian Studies.

I got interested in Early Childhood Education as I watched my own children, both now in their twenties, grow and develop. Every stage of their development was fascinating to me, and I truly shared the journey with them as a stay-at-home mom. I didn’t wish them to be babies again, nor did I want them to hurry up and be grown already. I enjoyed the moment, supporting and scaffolding them, facilitating their learning processes. That is what I still cherish doing, now with the children at Palomar: preparing an environment where they can explore and discover with all their senses and keep on learning at their own pace.

Education has always been important to my family and I. My daughter is a UC Berkeley graduate with a degree in Cognitive Science, my son continues his studies in Welding Technology with the goal of becoming a welding inspector, and their dad, my husband who passed away six years ago, had vast knowledge of everything related to science, math, and technology. He was a brilliant electrical engineer.

I enjoy functional fitness, i.e. heavy yard work and home improvement, along with baking (anything chocolate) and cooking (especially Indian vegetarian). My newest area of interest is Scandinavian folk dancing, especially traditional Finnish dances.