• Debra Morgan, Lorraine Ransom and Janice McBride

    Ms McBride, Ms Ransom, Mrs. Morgan


    Welcome Message

    I am so happy to be back at Highland for the fifth year and excited to welcome back Lorraine Ransom to our classroom.  We also welcome Janice McBride to our team. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your children. We have so many exciting plans for the new school year and will be learning something new every day.  My goals for this school year is to show growth in each of my students, foster a sense of pride and belonging in my students, and create an environment that is fun, inviting and encouraging.  You should expect homework to come home on Tuesdays and is due back on Friday morning.  Signed papers will go home on Friday afternoon and are due back signed the following Monday.  I am available to discuss your student at any time.  Please contact me at 601-853-8103 or dmorgan@madison-schools.com.

    About the Teacher

    I (Mrs. Morgan) have been in education for 40 years and love working with children of all ages and levels.  I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master's degree from Mississippi College.  I have previously taught in Lamar County, Washington County,  North Richland Hills, TX, and at Canton Academy.  I specialize in working with students with Intellectual Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Social Disabilities.  
    When I am not teaching, I love to travel to visit my children, grandchildren and go camping with my husband.  I also enjoy the beach, the mountains and traveling to places I have never been.
    I (Ms Ransom) attended Madison County Schools and have been working with children for over 20 years.  I have an AAS degree in Child Development and have been working for Madison County Schools for 13 years. I have a 21 year old daughter. I love to spend time with family and participate in all of my church activities.  I also love to shop and read.  My goal is to help the students in our classroom be all they can be.  I especially enjoy teaching Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.
    I (Ms. McBride) have been in education for over 35 years and love working with children of all ages and levels. I have an undergraduate degree from Jackson State University of Jackson, Mississippi and a Master's degree from Jackson State University and a Specialist degree also from Jackson State University. I have previously taught in the Jackson Public School at Whitfield Elementary in Physical Education in Jackson, Mississippi, I've worked in the Clinton Public School system in reading and worked I have worked as a teacher assistant at Olde Towne Middle School, and as a substitute teacher at all of the schools in Madison County. I did three long term subbing positions at Highlad Elementary School, where I am now employed as a teacher assistant in the Special Education Program working under the leadership of Mrs. Morgan.  I worked at Piney Woods (Country Life) School for over 27 years, holding many positions: varsity and jv basketball coaches, dance instructor, health and physical education instructor, earth science instructor, volleyball coach, department chair person over the physical education department, chair person over morning devotion, did an experimental dorm program for honor student for freshman girls grades 10-12 in Lake cottage one of the many dorminators there on campus, and numerous other duties while there. I am the mother of two beautiful children, grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren and am blessed to be now nurturing my great-granddaughters (Madison and Morgan), which make me a proud great-grandmother. I am a child of God and am RICHLY BLESSED that He continues to use me as his servant in a field that I truly love.