DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND UPPER ELEMENTARY SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR
Mr. Andre Morris is eager to begin his 19th year of teaching joining the science department at Carlthorp School as Director of Innovation and Upper Elementary Science Instructor. Andre grew up in both Northern and Southern California.
His father, a now-retired colonel and engineer in the US Army, and mother, a semi-retired hospice nurse, impressed upon him the importance of a strong work ethic and discipline at a young age. Andre attended multiple public schools on the West Coast and upon graduating, he chose to attend the University of California Santa Barbara, where he earned a degree in political science. Part of his undergraduate experience included a formative trip to Capetown, South Africa, where science and engineering combined with service to others became the focus of his work. Shortly after receiving his undergraduate degree, Andre arrived in Los Angeles and began teaching. His career path allowed him to work with communities in South and East Los Angeles, Highland Park, Venice, and Brentwood. During this time he became Nationally Board Certified (2007), served as a Teacher in Residence at the California Science Center, and worked as a consultant for STEM curriculum developers across the country. Andre has worked closely with the Los Angeles Urban Systemic Program, the National Science Foundation, the Lawrence Hall of Science, Carolina Biological, Delta Education, and the California Science Center to create curriculum and provide professional development in mathematics and science for teachers on the West Coast. Outside of school, he enjoys strategy games, attempting to play basketball and spending time with his wife and son.