Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Arts - Elementary and Special Education Master's of Arts - Social Justice and Education
I am so excited to be your child’s first grade teacher! I am looking forward to working with you and the Emerson community to ensure your child has a great year. I value and appreciate the unique qualities each child brings when they enter this classroom. As such, I work to ensure your child not only learns academics, but that they grow emotionally and socially in a warm, positive, and safe environment. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email me! Thank you!
You may remember me as Ms. Cremin, but this summer I married my best friend, Brett, and became Mrs. Morrison! Because of the amount of time it takes to officially change my name with the school district, you may hear me referred to as Ms. Cremin or Mrs. Morrison this year. I happily answer to both names! We currently live in Seattle with our charismatic cat, Doofy, and love to attend as many Sounders games as possible.
In my 6th grade yearbook, I wrote that when I grew up I wanted to be a first grade teacher (or a famous singer, but hey, anything is possible!). Since then, I worked diligently to make it happen! I studied elementary and special education at Western Washington University before teaching special education in Mukilteo School District. In 2014 I moved to London, England to get my Master’s Degree in Social Justice and Education. I moved back to Everett the following September and I have been teaching 1st grade at Emerson ever since! I am consistently amazed, inspired, and grateful for how much I learn each year from the incredible students at Emerson Elementary.
I believe in strength-based education that supports students at their current skill levels. We will focus a lot of our time discussing perseverance this year. Learning is a process and our brain is a muscle that we can stretch and grow! The learning in this classroom is student centered. My job is to support, guide, and facilitate that learning. In this way, the students develop important social skills, grit, and problem-solving skills while learning the academic content. I believe in celebrating the diverse skill sets and backgrounds in the classroom. We all bring unique strengths and experiences that we can use to learn from one another.
I look forward to working with you to support your child’s learning and growth this year!