Wesleyan Welcomes New Faculty

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Ms. Whitney Duffie

Brian L. Morgan

 

 

Dr. Isiah Hill

Brian L. Morgan

 

 

Ms. Abby Johnson

Brian L. Morgan

 

 

 

Mr. John Marshall

Brian L. Morgan

 

 

 

 

Mr. Brad Meyer

Brian L. Morgan

 

 

 

Mr. Scott Schroer

Brian L. Morgan

 

 

 

Ms. Avery Weatherford (Faculty Fellow)

Brian L. Morgan.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Where did you go to college/what is your degree? I went to Berry College and my degree is in Spanish and Music. Now, I’m studying my Masters of Education in Spanish online at Auburn University.
  2. What will you be teaching? I’m teaching Spanish 2 and Spanish 3.
  3. What extracurriculars will you be involved with this year? I’ll be helping with Mock Trial.
  4. What do you like to do in your free time/what are your hobbies? I sing, and I dance swing and salsa. I also play percussion and a little bit of other instruments.
  5. What did you do before you came to Wesleyan? I was volunteering and teaching English as a Second Language in Costa Rica.
  6. What are three things you can’t live without? Chocolate, coffee and music.
  7. What is your favorite book/movie? My favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time and my favorite movie is The Princess Bride.
  8. If your life were a movie, what actress would you cast as yourself? Probably Amanda Seyfried.
  9. If you could retake a high school class, what would it be? Probably the Systematic Theology class that we had at Providence.
  10. Where is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to? Barcelona, Spain. There’s a labyrinth there, a maze, and it’s kind of hidden away, not a main tourist attraction.

 

 

 

  1. Where did you go to college/what is your degree? I went to North Carolina Central University, where I got a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Then, I went to Georgia Tech for my PhD in Organic Chemistry.
  2. What will you be teaching this year? I will be teaching Standard Chemistry and AP Chemistry.
  3. What extracurriculars will you be involved with this year? I will be the head coach for seventh grade football and sprinting/horizontal jumps coach for varsity track.
  4. What do you like to do in your free time/what are your hobbies? I love hanging out with my wife and kids, Isiah III who is 23, Jasmine who is 21 and Karissa who is 19. I also love going to movies, reading and listening to contemporary jazz music.
  5. What did you do before you came to Wesleyan? Before I became a teacher, I worked as a research scientist for the 3M Corporation and Georgia Pacific Corporation. I taught in public school and most recently Greater Atlanta Christian School.
  6. What are three things you can’t live without? Prayer, my family and chocolate chip cookies.
  7. If your life were a movie, what actor would you cast as yourself? Morgan Freeman.
  8. What is something you wish you’d done in high school? I wish I would have been more of an extrovert, more conversational and more social.
  9. If you weren’t a teacher, what would you do? I would be a sports analyst on ESPN.
  10. Where is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to? Monterey, California, where my wife and I honeymooned.

 

 

  1. Where did you go to college/what is your degree? I went to the University of Georgia and I had a double major in English and Latin.
  2. What will you be teaching this year? Latin 2, Latin 2 Honors, Latin 3 and Latin 3 Honors.
  3. What extracurriculars will you be involved with this year? Varsity volleyball in the fall and middle school girls’ basketball in the winter.
  4. What do you like to do in your free time/what are your hobbies? I love trying new restaurants and coffee shops. I also love to run, read, and be outside.
  5. What are three things you can’t live without? Sweet potatoes, Spikeball and Sanford Stadium.
  6. What is your favorite book/movie? Movie is The Sound of Music. I love Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  7. If your life were a movie, what actress would you cast as yourself? Julia Roberts.
  8. What are you looking forward to most about this school year? Probably the faculty Christmas breakfast…and getting to know my students!
  9. What is something you wish you’d done in high school? I wish I had started my Common App essay in the summer before senior year because applying to college is like another class and I remember being very overwhelmed.
  10. Where is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to? Definitely Cortona, Italy—I studied abroad there in college.

 

 

  1. Where did you go to college/what is your degree? I started at Davidson and then transferred to University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where I studied History with a specialty in 20th Century American Military History.
  2. What will you be teaching? Government and Economics.
  3. What do you like to do in your free time/what are your hobbies? I spend a lot of time with my family; we play tennis, hike, camp and snow ski. I have four children: Luke is in seventh grade, Katherine is in sixth grade, Will is in third and Matthew is a 4-year-old. I also enjoy reading from a wide range of perspectives; I love The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The New York Times.
  4. What are three things you can’t live without? Well, after Jesus Christ, I would say chocolate, Florida State football and my family.
  5. What is your favorite book/movie? I really like Malcom Gladwell, so I think probably Tipping Point would be one. Another one is The Alienist by Caleb Carr. It is a gripping novel set in 19th century NYC about the issue of nurture vs. nature. Recently, I really liked the movie Sully.
  6. If your life were a movie, what actor would you cast as yourself? Probably Robert De Niro; he is so versatile and will try to do anything and enjoys very different roles.
  7. What are you looking forward to most about this school year? Getting to know everybody—the students, my colleagues, the teachers. Wesleyan has such a wonderful reputation and I’m thrilled to get to know it from the inside, with my kids going here.
  8. What is something you wish you’d done in high school? I wish that I would have had a personal relationship with Jesus, in a way that I think Wesleyan helps students achieve so well.
  9. If you weren’t a teacher, what would you do? Play professional baseball, if I had the talent. My favorite team is the Yankees; I once had a summer internship for them, which was cool.
  10. Where is one of the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to? Las Barrancas del Cobre (“Copper Canyon”) in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. My brother and I backpacked and toured Native Americans villages, which was fascinating—very beautiful, dry, and Grand Canyon-esque countryside. I’d also say the Canadian Rockies are my favorite place to vacation. I prefer the mountains to the beach; I always burn and my skin never tans!

 

  1. Where did you go to college and what is your degree? I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Georgia in Music Education and a Bachelor’s in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University.
  2. What will you be teaching? Chorus, Piano and Study Hall.
  3. What extracurriculars will you be involved with this year? I will be the music director for the musical and I will also be coaching the literary team, helping with the trio and quartet.
  4. What do you like to do in your free time/what are your hobbies? Watching Netflix or sports—football mostly—and family time. I have a 2-year-old son, Declan.
  5. What is your favorite movie? Whatever the next Marvel movie is, so Thor: Ragnarok. My favorite so far is Captain America Civil War.
  6. If your life were a movie, what actor would you cast as yourself? David Spade for looks or Topher Grace for character.
  7. What are three things you can’t live without? Music—singing, specifically—, family and sports.
  8. What is something you wish you’d done in high school? I wish I’d played piano because I played in elementary school and didn’t again until college.
  9. If you weren’t a teacher, what would you do? Announcer, some sort of radio or commercial. I’ve done a couple things like that for the basketball team at Washington County High School and it was fun.
  10. Where is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to? My honeymoon was to Cancún, all-inclusive, and you just can’t beat that.

 

 

  1. Where did you go to college/what is your degree? I went to Georgia Tech and studied Mechanical Engineering.
  2. What will you be teaching? Standard and Honors Physics, and next semester I’ll be teaching Engineering Robotics.
  3. What extracurriculars will you be involved with this year? Eighth grade football and varsity lacrosse. I’ll probably be involved with some Christian life activities like ski retreat and mission trips, too.
  4. What do you like to do in your free time/what are your hobbies? I really like skiing, scuba diving, flying; those are three of my favorite things. I love anything outside, like sports. I have a farm about an hour south of here and love spending time there.
  5. What are three things you can’t live without? Spaghetti, coffee and air conditioning.
  6. What is your favorite book/movie? My favorite movie is Remember the Titans. My favorite book is one called Fearless.
  7. What are you looking forward to most about this school year? A lot of things—I went here and loved my time here. I love Wesleyan, its mission and the people. I’m excited about teaching physics and the extracurriculars, but I’m also excited to have a summer vacation.
  8. If you could take any high school class now, what would it be? I would have really liked to take Anatomy; we didn’t have that when I was in high school.
  9. If you weren’t a teacher, what would you do? I really did enjoy being an engineer and will probably go back to it again. Less realistically, I’d be a third string quarterback or punter in the NFL.
  10. Where is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to? In high school at Wesleyan, I went on a mission trip to Brazil. We took a medical boat up the Amazon for a week and I thought that was pretty cool, all week with no civilization. There were also a lot of really big snakes.

 

 

  1. Where did you go to college/what is your degree? I graduated from Georgia Tech and my degree is in Literature and Social Justice.
  2. What will you be teaching? I will be teaching Eleventh Grade British Literature with Mrs. Godard.
  3. What extracurriculars will you be involved with this year? I’m coaching varsity cross country, working with Christian Life in the winter and middle school tennis in the spring.
  4. What do you like to do in your free time/what are your hobbies? I love to bake, read and decorate. I like to try and find the local places when I explore new cities.
  5. What did you do before you came to Wesleyan? I interned for the International Rescue Committee in Clarkston and was a student at Georgia Tech.
  6. What are three things you can’t live without? Family, coffee and a sense of humor.
  7. What is your favorite book/movie? I love Harry Potter and The Princess Diaries.
  8. What is something you wish you’d done in high school? I wish I would have helped out with a musical or play or been on the swim team.
  9. If you could retake a high school class, what would it be? Eleventh grade American Literature. Also, AP US History because that class was why I wanted to be a teacher.
  10. If you weren’t a teacher, what would you do? I think I would have been an industrial engineer. Efficiency is really important to me—at Tech, they call it imaginary engineering.

 

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