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About Me

 

Dean R. Morris

 

 
1701 East Putnam Avenue · Porterville, CA 93257 · (559) 782-7075 · Fax: (559) 789-9357 · dmorris@portervilleschools.org ·
 

 

 

Vital Statistics

 

In 1965 I was the second of four children born to Richard and Theresa Morris. I have 1 sister and 2 brothers. I grew up in Springville, CA and have returned home to raise my family.

I married my high school sweetheart in May of 1986. We have two daughters. We also have two pet Labrador Retrievers.
 

Experience  

 

Granite Hills High School

 

 

 

I.T. Dept. Chairman, Architecture, Engineering, Graphic Design, Web Design and Animation  Instructor 

 

Porterville, CA

 

August 1999 - Present

 

 

 

Responsible for setting up a Industrial Technology program that will lead the students through the 21st century.

 

 

 

Westfield Elementary School

 

 

 

6th Grade Teacher 

 

Porterville, CA

 

August 1997 - May 1999

 

 

 

Responsible for educating students as they transition from elementary school into middle school.

 

 

 

West Putnam Elementary School

 

 

 

1st Grade Teacher 

 

Porterville, CA

 

January 1997 - May 1997

 

 

 

Responsible for shaping young minds.

 

 

 

Porterville Public Schools

 

 

 

Substitute Teacher 

 

Porterville , CA

 

October 1994 - December 1996

 

 

 

Primarily responsible for substitute teaching in all levels of the public school system. I completed several long-term substitute assignments in both elementary and secondary education.

 

 

 

Brott Mechanical, Inc.

 

 

 

Estimator / Project Engineer 

 

Tulare, CA

 

February 1990 - October 1994

 

 

 

Primarily responsible for estimating plumbing, piping, process piping, HVAC and other various items essential to ensure accurate job cost at the time of bidding. Other responsibilities include project management, cost control, phasing, scheduling, and a variety of preliminary project initialization tasks.

 

 

 

MSI Group, Inc.

 

 

 

Draftsperson / Construction Assistant 

 

Fresno, CA

 

January 1989 - September 1989

 

 

 

Responsible for drafting both custom residential and light commercial building plans from conception to finalization. Gained valued experience in all phases of the construction process while working at various job sites.

 

 

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

 

 

Park Ranger 

 

Porterville, CA

 

May 1987 - September 1987

 

 

 

Responsible for patrolling the recreation areas which included camping, watersports, and picnicking activities, and facilities.

 

Education  

 

California State University, Fresno

 

 

 

Single Subject Credential

 

Fresno, CA  

 

May 2000  

 

 

 

Industrial Technology Single Subject Credential

 

 

 

Bachelor of Science

 

Fresno, CA  

 

December 1989  

 

 

 

B.S. degree in Industrial Technology with an option in Construction Management and an emphasis in Architecture.

 
Honors and Activities: Dean's List, member of Sigma Lambda Chi (National Honor Society for Construction), member of Students in Construction, and actively involved in intramural sports.
 

 

 

Porterville College

 

 

 

Associate of Arts

 

Porterville, CA  

 

June 1985  

 

 

 

A.A. degree in Architectural Drafting.

 
Honors and Activities: President's List, and a two year member of the intercollegiate football team.
 

 

 

Porterville High School

 

 

 

High School Diploma

 

Porterville, CA  

 

June 1983  

 

 

 

Honors and Activities: Bank of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Technical-Vocational subjects. Actively involved in football, basketball, golf, tennis, and track.

 

Interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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During my junior year in high school my drafting teacher, Alan Morton, died of a tragic hunting accident. His knowledge and dedication to teaching as lead me to become a engineering and architecture teacher myself.

 

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My knowledge and acceptance that Jesus Christ is my savior helps me lead a life full of joy.

 

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I enjoy going to and watching Fresno State sports. "B-U-L-L-D-O-G-S Go Dogs Go, Fight Dogs Fight, Gooooo Dogsss!"

 

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I am a Land Rover enthusiast, "The Best 4x4xFar," I own a 1988 Range Rover, 1956 Land Rover 107" Series I pickup. and two 1956 Land Rover 86" Series 1 Land Rovers. (See photo page)

 

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I admire my wife for her perseverance in this time of struggles. (ALS awareness)

 

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"A cheerful heart is good medicine." Proverbs 17:22