Jared A. Morris

Jared currently serves as the Curriculum Innovation Lead for Madison County Public Schools in Madison, Virginia where he has also works as an instructional coach. Prior to that Jared spent nine years as a U.S. History teacher in the middle school.  Jared received his B.A. in History from Lycoming College and his M.A. in Social Studies Education from Teachers College of Columbia University. Jared was a consulting educator for the American Battle Monument's Commission’s "Bringing the Great War Home" project, which involved fieldwork in France and England. In 2020, he was selected to serve as sub-committee chair for the Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee for the Virginia Department of Education, as well as, currently serving on the VDOE's History and Social Science Practitioners' Steering Committee. Jared is a co-facilitator of the Building Bridges initiative, an innovative civic engagement project through Bank Street College that brings middle school students together to engage in civil discourse around topics of national and global importance. Jared firmly believes that it is through collaboration, perspective, and civil discourse that we as a society build civic friendship and empathy and has devoted his professional career in support of this.