Mr. Justin Edwards

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Mr. Justin Edwards

Justin Edwards enters his first year as principal of Morningside Middle School.  He came to Morningside from the Young Men’s Leadership Academy, where he served as Dean of Instruction since 2015.  Mr. Edwards joined the Fort Worth ISD in 2010 as an 8th grade math teacher at William James Middle School for 3 years.  After teaching math for 3 years, Mr. Edwards transitioned out of the classroom to become the Data Analyst & Testing Coordinator at Southwest High School in 2013 and in the following year was appointed Assistant Principal at Southwest High School.

 

Mr. Edwards grew up in Detroit, MI and received an athletic scholarship to play basketball at Southeastern Louisiana University from 2003-2005.  He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012.  Mr. Edwards has been married for 5 years and his wife Amber is a teacher in Fort Worth ISD.

Mr. Damon Sumner

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Mr. Damon Sumner

Mr. Damon Sumner is thrilled to be the Assistant Principal at Morningside Middle School. Mr. Sumner began working as a substitute teacher in 2007 and quickly realized how much he loved teaching children.

He attended Texas Wesleyan University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports medicine. He received his Master’s Degree from Kaplan University in Education and is currently enrolled at Concordia University for his Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Mr. Sumner believes a collaborative school environment is the key to creating successful teachers and students. He also believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at Morningside Middle School. Mr. Sumner looks forward to serving each child and working with every parent to build a better tomorrow.

 

 

Favorite Quote

"Recognize there is worth and dignity in every human being and that everyone - everyone- deserves not just a chance but a second chance and even a third." - Hillary Clinton

Mrs. Tanaya Pierson-Webb

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Mrs. Tanaya Pierson-Webb

Mrs. Pierson-Web is excited about entering her 5th year as Assistant Principal at Morningside Middle School. She began her career in education in 2001 where she started out as a Special Education teacher. Since that time, she has been a Special Education Coordinator, a Specialist, and a Special Education Director.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Grambling State University where she received her B.A. in Psychology in 1996. After working for several years in education, she went back to college and completed her Masters in Educational Administration at the University of Scranton in 2008.

She has been happily married to her husband, Jeffery, for 13 years. They have a large extended family with 20 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews. They enjoy celebrating life with family and friends with large family gatherings and vacations.

Her educational philosophy is simple. She believes ALL students CAN and WILL learn with the appropriate supports from parents and educators. She is looking forward to a great school year in 2017-2018 with many academic gains for all of our Morningside scholars.

Mrs. Imelda Dunlap

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Mrs. Imelda Dunlap

Imelda Dunlap has been serving in public education for 16 years. She has earned a B.S in Management Human Resources from Parks University and a M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Arlington. In the last 10 years, Mrs. Dunlap has served the community of Fort Worth at two of FWISD’s most, high needs campuses. Through this work, she has developed a passion for implementing systemic approaches to school improvement, and building the capacity of teachers and students through reflective coaching.

Mrs. Dunlap is a mother of four, Deon Jr,  Chase, Brandon, Jasmin, and is married to Deon Dunlap Sr.   She is also a proud native of Fort Worth, Texas who graduated from Green B. Trimble Technical High School.  

 

 

Favorite Quote: Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.

~Soren Kierkgaard