Kiamichi Technology Centers introduces morgan as instructional coach

May 9, 2019 - For Immediate Release

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Kiamichi Technology Centers has a new position filled by veteran educator Nina Morgan of Stigler. Morgan will work with instructors on all 10 campuses to provide classroom support and guidance.

“I love working with teachers, especially novice teachers,” said Morgan. “I believe with the right support and encouragement, we can lighten the load and stress level of new instructors, which in turn makes for better classrooms and student success.”

In her new role, Morgan will provide grassroots support to help industry experts succeed as instructors in the classroom.

“We hire new teachers straight from business and industry who are experts at their particular skill or craft, but may or may not have any experience in a classroom,” said Doug Hall, deputy superintendent for Kiamichi Tech. “By providing them an additional layer of support, I believe we can improve the overall quality of education across the district.”

Morgan has been in education for over 30 years and with Kiamichi Technology Centers since 1998. She was a business and computer teacher for the majority of her tenure and served as the adult coordinator at the Poteau campus for the last three years.

“I am extremely thankful and blessed to have this opportunity at this season of my career,” said Morgan. “I feel like I have a chance to give back to a system that has given so much to me, and even more, to watch fellow instructors experience and embrace the reward of making a career out of education.”

Kiamichi Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities since 1968, serving ten full and three partial counties. KTC is one of 29 districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs. KTC also offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as well as certifications in many diverse career fields. KTC serves nearly 23,000 individuals each year, including many area companies who receive training through the Business and Industry Services division that works with over 400 businesses annually.

Photo caption: Nina Morgan spends the day training first year instructors at the Hugo Campus. (From left to right: Tracy Stonebarger, AC/Math Instructor; Nina Morgan; Denise Webb, Practical Nursing Instructor; Tony Runyon, Criminal Justice Instructor)