Darren Morgan, 64 Delegate
Joplin School District
Darren Morgan is currently an 8th-grade American history teacher at South Middle School in Joplin, Missouri. His prior professional experience includes teaching 7th-grade world history at South Middle School, teaching junior and senior-level contemporary world affairs at Joplin High School, and two years as a 21st-Century Learning Coach at Joplin High School. He wants his students to enter high school with the enthusiasm of the colonists and the empathy of the abolitionists. More than reciting the American creed, he hopes they honor that creed with how they treat their fellow human beings. He is the husband to an amazing woman and his best friend, proud father of three beautiful little girls, and enjoys camping, coffee, and singer-songwriting in his spare time. He was Joplin Schools' Teacher of the Year for 2017 as well as the Southwest Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for 2017.