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31st Annual Simplot Teacher of the Year Finalist Mick Morgan

31st Annual Simplot Teacher of the Year Finalist Mick Morgan

Please join us in congratulating Simplot Inspirational Teacher of the Year finalist, Mick Morgan. Mr. Morgan teaches 4th grade at Jefferson Elementary School.

This year, the Simplot Education Council received 2,377 nominations for 398 teachers in Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25. Finalists will be featured daily through Thursday, May 9, 2024. Three Simplot Inspirational Teacher Awards will be announced on Friday, May 10, 2024 – one for a teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In addition, 5 finalists have been selected for each category and each will be awarded a $100 check. The Simplot Inspirational Teacher Award Recipients of 2024 will each be presented a $500 check on behalf of the Council.

“Mr. Morgan has been my biggest inspiration since I had his class in fourth grade. Something that really stuck out to me was the quote of the week. I may have thought it was useless back then, but now that I am older those quotes have stuck with me and have really helped in in my life. I also had Mr. Morgan during COVID which was a really hard time for a fourth grader but Mr. Morgan made my whole class know that we were loved and made sure we had all the supplies to finish off our school year at home.” Ella J.

“I am nominating Mr. Morgan because he was the most inspiring teacher I had through my life.  Every day, he encouraged us to keep going. He always told me to do what I loved and helped me to improve in what I was doing. Anytime I wanted to give up, he would inspire me to keep going, he gave us that motivation.” Maddie C.

“I would like to nominate Mr. Morgan. When I first entered 4th grade I thought it was going to be an easy year, but it was really hard.  When my work was hard I would start to get really frustrated but Mr. Morgan would come up to me and ask how I was doing. I would say something like I need help or this is really hard, so one day he told the whole class, ‘there might be a lot of hardships in life but you have to keep trying and pushing’. “ Kamdon J.