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Home Phone: 510-881-4103 Profile Page: Morgan Derby

Employed Since: 2018

Educational Background: Undergraduate: Macalester College – BA in English, BA in International Studies, Hispanic Studies Minor, and Human Rights & Humanitarianism Program Founding Student; Graduate School: Lesley University – Master of Education in Mindfulness-Based Education (transferable degree in applied neuroscience and psychology)
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia (right outside Washington, D.C.)
When I was a child, I wanted to be: A veterinarian or conservationist, a professional dancer, a writer “to take care of people,” “to be paid to be a student,” an anthropologist, an astrophysicist… I’ve always been – and still am – curious about everything.
Best vacation ever: It’s an honest tie between Hawai’i (two weeks of relaxation and outdoor adventuring with my partner), touring the Arizona/Utah National Parks (two weeks in the Grand Canyon, Arches, Bryce, Zion, slot canyons, Monument Valley and more with my best friend and family), and Paris (in winter, alone, with a good book, good food, Christmas markets, and all the museums to myself).
Highlight of working at MCHS: The warm welcome. The ability to be open about and integrate the pursuit of love and wisdom into my teaching. However it makes me grow in the years to come.