Current career: Assistant teacher at summit preschool
Year graduated: 2008
Morgan Major has come full circle. Since attending Summit Preschool as a child, going through the Summit County school system and graduating from Summit High School, Major has returned to teach at her very first school. The building may be different, but the feeling is still the same.
"That's why I was really excited when I got hired," she said. "I was like, I went to preschool here and now I get to teach here. It's nice, because I get to give back to where I came from."
Major graduated from Summit High School in 2008, after which she enrolled at University of Nothern Colorado in Greeley. There, she studied education, spending time between UNC and nearby Aims Community College, until the spring of 2012.
It was around then that she started missing the mountains, and decided to return to Summit County in August of 2012.
"I missed the town, I missed my family and I missed my friends and the mountains," she said.
Back in Summit County, Major toyed with changing her major, taking classes at Colorado Mountain College in environmental sciences and sustainability.
"It was really fun, really interesting, but I missed the interaction with the kids," she said. She decided to turn back toward education. "I just thought, I need to be in a classroom, not in an office."
In October, she was hired on as an assistant teacher at Summit Preschool working with 2-year-olds, a job which she thoroughly enjoys.
"I love it, it's so much fun," she said. Her favorite part is "just getting to know each individual kid. They all have their own little twists and quirks and little funny personalities."
Major plans to return to college in the spring to earn her Bachelor's degree in education, with a minor in early childhood education. She plans to return to Summit County for her teaching career.
In her free time, Major enjoys the typical Summit County activities - snowsports, hiking, running, etc. Lately she has been spending time training her new puppy, a Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix named Penny.